Enforcement notice - EN/20/00227/PPU

Comments and consultation extended

We have extended the time period for public comment and consultation on three applications submitted by Stanton Cross Developments

Important - This communication affects your property

Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (Section 172) as Amended by the Planning and Compensation Act 1991

Enforcement notice - EN/20/00227/PPU

Served by: East Northamptonshire District Council

To: Land/Buildings at: Brake Hill Farm, Grafton Road, Brigstock, Northamptonshire. NN14 3NB

1. This notice

is issued by the Council because it appears to it that there has been a breach of planning control, under Section 171A (1) (a) of the above Act, at the land described below. It considers that it is expedient to issue this notice, having regard to the provisions of the development plan and to other material planning considerations. The Annex at the end of the Notice contains Important additional information.

2. Land to which this notice relates

Land at Brake Hill Farm, Grafton Road, Brigstock, Northamptonshire. NN14 3NB, and shown edged red on the attached plan.

Brake Hill Farm, Grafton Road, Brigstock, Northamptonshire NN14 3NB
Brake Hill Farm, Grafton Road, Brigstock, Northamptonshire NN14 3NB

3. The matters which appear to constitute a breach of planning control

Without planning permission, the change of use of land from agriculture to off-road motorcycle track including the formation of a racetrack incorporating re-contouring of land, together with associated boundary treatment.

4. The reasons for issuing this notice

  1. It appears to the Council that the above breach of planning control has occurred within the last 10 years.

  2. The Local Planning Authority has not received a planning application in relation to the above matters.

5. What you are required to do

  1. Cease the use of the land for the riding of motorcycles or motorsport activities

  2. Permanently eradicate from the land the track, including any jumps or obstacles created by contouring or mounds of earth within the track.

  3. Permanently remove from the site all items associated with supporting or associated with the unauthorised motorsports. This would include any fencing, posts, sign boards, banner signs, and any associated structures.

  4. On completion of steps 1-3, grade the land so that the contours of the land are restored to their normal natural levels.

6. Time for compliance

  • Step 1: 14 days from the date this notice takes effect
  • Steps 2 to 3: 28 days from the date this notice takes effect
  • Step 4: 6 months from the date this notice takes effect

7. When this notice takes effect

This notice takes effect on 9 November July 2020, unless an appeal is made against it.

Dated: 2 October 2020

Signed: Development Manager

On behalf of:

East Northamptonshire District Council
Thrapston Office
Cedar Drive
NN14 4LZ

Telephone: 0300 126 3000
Email: [email protected]


Your right of appeal

You can appeal against this notice, but any appeal must be received, or posted in time to be received, by the Secretary of State before the date specified in paragraph 7 of the notice. You can appeal online or by post using forms available from The Planning Inspectorate.

What happens if you do not appeal

If you do not appeal against this enforcement notice, it will take effect on the date specified in paragraph 6 of the notice and you must then ensure that the required steps for complying with it, for which you are held responsible, are taken within the period (s) specified in paragraph 5 of the notice. Failure to comply with an enforcement notice which has taken effect can result in prosecution and/or remedial action by the Council.

Appeal costs

Your attention is drawn to the information regarding costs in the appeal documentation and you should be aware that the Council has a policy of applying for an award of its costs against appellants whenever appropriate.

Last updated 27 July 2023