Injujnction prevents unauthorised development

12 June 2018

A court injunction has been obtained to prevent any unauthorised development, including a caravan site, on an area of land in the village of Spalford, near Newark.

The order relates to a site known as Shady Oaks, Eagle Road, and follows an inspection by planning enforcement officers from Newark and Sherwood District Council.

Officers reported to the court that the ground was being stripped back and levelled, diggers were on site and a small electricity substation had been built.

Under the terms of the injunction, obtained by the district council at Nottingham County Court on May 31, the landowners have been ordered to immediately stop any development of the land in breach of development control and to remove any structure and/or materials which constitute operational development until planning permission is granted for such development. 

The landowners are also forbidden to bring onto and/or station on the land any caravan or mobile home and must not develop the land as a caravan site. This includes any operations involving the importation, deposit, storage and laying down of any building materials, creating any track, road, or hardstanding or the erection of any building or structure, the laying of drains or any pipe or cable and the erection of any fencing or wall.

Anyone breaching the order, which was granted until May 31, 2019, will be held in contempt of court and risks imprisonment, a fine or having their assets seized.

The site was, however, granted planning permission in 2015 for the development of a stable block, which will not be affected by the order.

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