Enforcement Notice - EN/22/00130/PPD

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/22/00130/PPD

Served by: North Northamptonshire Council

To: Land and buildings at: Land adjacent The Willows House, Brooks Road, Raunds NN9 6NS

1. This notice

is issued by the Council because it appears to it that there has been a breach of planning control within paragraph (a) of Section 171A (1) of the above Act, at the land described below. The Council 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 and the enclosures to which it refers contain important additional information.

2. Land to which this notice relates

Land adjacent The Willows House, Brooks Road, Raunds NN9 6NS and outlined red.

Map of Enforcement Notice 2200130PPD Land adjacent to the Willows

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

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

4. The reasons for issuing this notice

It appears to the Council that the

Contrary to Policies 11 and 13 of the Joint Core Strategy.

Policy 11 (a) Development in the rural areas will be limited to that required to support a prosperous rural economy or to meet a local arising need, which cannot be met more sustainably at a nearby larger settlement.

Policy 13 - Rural exceptions. Development adjoining established settlements, beyond their existing built up area or defined boundary, where the proposal meets a number of criteria.

The above criteria have not been met.

Contrary to para 80 of the National Planning Policy Framework:

Planning policy and decisions should avoid the development of isolated homes in the countryside unless one or more of five (5) circumstances apply.

  1. there is essential need for a rural worker
  2. the development would represent the optimal viable use of a heritage asset
  3. the development would re-use redundant or disused buildings
  4. the development would involve the subdivision of an existing residential building
  5. the design is of exceptional quality

None of the above circumstances apply.

above breach of planning control has occurred within the last 10 years.

5. What you are required to do

Cease the use of a mobile home on the land and remove the mobile home from the land.

6. Time for compliance

2 Months from the date this notice takes effect

7. When this notice takes effect 

This Notice takes effect on 1 October 2023 unless an appeal is made against it prior to that date.

Dated: 31 August 2023

Signed: Graeme Kane, Interim Executive Director of Place and Economy

On behalf of:

North Northamptonshire 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 on-line or by post using forms available from The Planning inspectorate. Please read the guidance notes regarding making an appeal.

If you want your appeal to be considered under ground (a) you must pay a fee. The current fee is £924

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 7 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 6 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

You should be aware that the Council has a policy of applying for an award of its costs against appellants whenever appropriate.

Last updated 01 September 2023