There are more than 30 long and outstanding enforcement cases going on against people in Eastbourne for breaching planning rules and regulations. And among them are people keeping shops in a poor state of repair, renting hotel rooms to people, putting up fences that are too high and installing UPVC windows instead of wood.
Landlords, businesses and companies are on a list of live cases that have been on the books for more than six months, according to latest figures released by Eastbourne Borough Council.
Some of the more notable cases listed are enforcement action ongoing about the poor state of the shops in Brassey Parade, improvements to bedsits in Langney Road, Pevensey Road, Susans Road, Cavendish Place, an untidy garden in Queens Crescent, a derelict building in Victoria Drive, alleged occupation by residents at the Carlton Hotel in Wilmington Square, commercial units being used for residential purposes in Belmore Road, and a garage being run from a residential garage in Fitzmaurice Avenue.
Other instances includes unauthorised decking and a fence being put up in Jephson Close, a garage being converted in to a self contained flat in Addingham Road, the installation of a metal structure housing a biomass boiler by Brewer’s in Maple Road, PVC windows at the East Beach Hotel, breach of planning regulations in Lottbridge Drove and an enclosure for 50 chickens in Princes Road.
A council spokesperson said, “The council has a duty to investigate alleged breaches of planning control and has powers to remedy proven breaches by statutory and other means.
“Breaches of planning control are viewed very seriously and it is our policy to exercise these powers appropriately and rigorously so that development takes place in accordance with the appropriate legislation or conditions and limitations imposed on any planning permission.
“The volume of cases on the over six months old list has remained fairly static at around 30 cases.”
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