Temporary Stop Notice - 21/00146/PPU

This communication affects your property 

Town and Country Planning Act 1990 As Amended by the Planning and Compensation Act 1991

Temporary Stop Notice - 21/00146/PPU


  • any person(s) with ownership of the land
  • any person(s) leasing the land
  • any person(s) occupying the land
  • any person(s) working on site depositing materials or levelling the land
  • persons unknown

1. On 14 June 2021 the Council has issued this temporary stop notice alleging that there has been a breach of planning control on the land described in paragraph 4 below.

2. This temporary stop notice is issued by the Council, in exercise of their power in section 171E of the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act (as amended), because they think that it is expedient that the activity specified in this notice should cease on the land described in paragraph 4 below. The Council now prohibits the carrying out of the activity specified in this notice. Important additional information is given in the Annex to this notice.

3. The reasons for issuing this notice

No planning permission has been grated for the laying of hardstanding on the land, nor for the engineering works to level and regrade the site. The operational development which has taken place is not sustainable development and has resulted in significant harm to the open countryside. Any further development would exacerbate that harm.

4. The land to which this notice relates 

Land adjacent Farm buildings, Thrapston Road, Woodford Northamptonshire shown edged red on the attached plan for the purpose of identification only.

Map of enforcement notice 2100146PPU

5. The activity to which this notice relates 

Without planning permission, the formation of hardstanding and engineering works to level and regrade the land.

6. What you are required to do

To cease all works for the formation of hardstanding and excavation.

7. When this notice takes effect

This notice takes effect on Monday 14 June 2021 when all activity specified in this notice shall cease. This notice will cease to have effect on Monday 12 July 2021.

Dated: 14 June 2021

Signed: Principal Planning Enforcement Officer

On behalf of:

North Northamptonshire Council
Thrapston Office
Cedar Drive
NN14 4LZ

Telephone: 0300 126 3000
Email: [email protected]


Warning, this notice takes effect on the date specified in paragraph 7. There is no right of appeal to the first secretary of state against this notice. 

It is an offence to contravene a temporary stop notice after a site notice has been displayed or the temporary stop notice has been served on you. (Section 171G of the 1990 Act). If you fail to comply with the temporary stop notice you will be at risk of immediate prosecution in the Magistrate's Court, for which the maximum penalty is £20,000 on summary conviction for a first offence and for any subsequent offence. The fine on conviction on indictment is unlimited. If you are in any doubt about what this notice requires you to do, you should get In touch immediately with the Council's Planning Enforcement Team, on 0300 126 3000. If you need independent advice about this notice, you are advised to contact urgently a lawyer, planning consultant or other professional adviser specialising in planning matters. If you wish to contest the validity of this notice, you may only do so by an application to the High Court for judicial review.

Last updated 19 July 2023