Enforcement notice - 21/00146/PPU

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 - 21/00146/PPU

Served by: North Northamptonshire Council

At: Land adjacent Farm Building, Thrapston Road, Woodford Northamptonshire

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 and the enclosures to which it refers contain important additional information.

2. Land to which this notice relates

The land (including any buildings thereon) known as Land adjacent Farm Building, Thrapston Road, Woodford and shown edged red on the plan.

Map of enforcement notice 2100146PPU

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

Without planning permission, the making of a material change of use of the land from open countryside (woodland) to use for the stationing and human habitation of caravans, the construction of an area of hard standing together with a hard standing means of access.

4. The reasons for issuing this notice

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

The site Is within open countryside and does not have appropriate means of sewage disposal or adequate access. The development also harms the character and appearance of the landscape. As such, the development conflicts with Policy 31 of the North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy.

5. What you are required to do

  1. Cease the use of the land for human habitation.
  2. Permanently remove from the land all caravans, vehicles, trailers, machinery, equipment and personal items, and other items and works associated with human habitation.
  3. Take up and permanently remove from the land all hardcore and other such materials deposited in and on the land and fanning areas of hard standing. Remove from the land all materials and rubble arising from this step.

6. Time for compliance

28 days from the date this Notice takes effect.

7. When this notice takes effect

This notice takes effect on Tuesday 13 July 2021, unless an appeal is made against it.

Dated: 15 June 2021

Signed: Development Manager

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 online 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 19 July 2023