Communicating the South Downs

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Enforcement Notices

Land at Pondtail Wood, Muddleswood Road, Albourne, West Sussex

Address: Pondtail Wood, Muddleswood Road, Albourne, West Sussex

NAME OF THE ISSUING AUTHORITY: South Downs National Park Authority

THE DATE OF ISSUE OF THE NOTICE: 13/06/2016

THE DATE OF SERVICE OF THE NOTICE: 13/06/2016

THE ALLEGED BREACH: Without the benefit of planning permission, the carrying out of operational works involving the importation of and deposit of hardcore, soils and waste materials onto a cleared area of ancient woodland and engineering works, including the alteration of site levels, the creation of drainage channels and the development of private ways.

THE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Cease the further importation of soils and waste materials.
  2. Re-grade and restore the land to its previous levels and left in a condition which
    will enable the ancient woodland soils to recover by undertaking all of the
    following works:

    1.  Within all that area cross hatched on the attached plan marked as Areas A and B, remove from the site all the deposited soils and waste and remove all drainage channels which have been created so that the previously undisturbed ancient woodland soils of the site are exposed. Only machines which can be operated with a good degree of accuracy and sensitivity shall be used to remove the waste material. All waste shall be removed under the supervision of a qualified ecologist who shall submit a compliance report once the works have been completed. Hand tools must be used where directed by the supervising ecologist.
    2. Reinstate the access track as shown in the approximate location shaded grey on
      the attached plan and labelled Area B, to its former width and condition.
    3. Prepare for planting all those parts of the site including Areas A and B  disturbed through the deposit of waste and associated activity so that there are no stones, bricks, blocks or concrete exceeding 75mm in any dimension at the surface.
    4. Grade and level the surface with a tilth in keeping with the soil type of the site to allow regeneration of replanted trees in good forestry practice, as per the ‘UK Forestry Standard’, to allow replanting as specified in the Restocking Notice.

PERIOD OF COMPLIANCE:

1. 1 day after the enforcement notice taking effect
2a. 42 days after the enforcement notice taking effect
2b. 42 days after the enforcement notice taking effect
2c. 42 days after the enforcement notice taking effect
2d. 42 days after the enforcement notice taking effect

EFFECTIVE DATE: 12/07/2016

APPEAL MADE:

APPEAL DATE:

Grazing Land, Steyning Road (Operational Development)

Address: Grazing Land North East of Flyover, Steyning Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

Name of the Issuing Authority: SDNPA

THE DATE OF ISSUE OF THE NOTICE: 18/12/2015

THE DATE OF SERVICE OF THE NOTICE: 18/12/2015

THE ALLEGED BREACH: The carrying out of operational works involving the importation of and deposit of chalk, hardcore, soils and waste materials to raise the levels of the Land, including the formation of a boundary bund, track and hardstanding together with associated re-grading and contouring of the Land within the red line boundary of the attached plan.

THE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Cease the further importation of soils and waste materials.
  2. To re-grade and restore the Land to its previous levels and condition before the breach took place by undertaking all the following works:
    1. Within all that area cross hatched on the attached plan as area A, adjacent to the open watercourse along the northern boundary of the Land, and generally to a length of 80m, a width of 10metres and a depth up to 0.5m, remove from the Land all the deposited soils and waste so that the previous undisturbed contours of the side slope to the watercourse along the northern boundary of the Land are fully revealed to expose either the vegetated or topsoil layer or in its absence the undisturbed layer of subsoils to enable the regeneration of the former reed and other vegetation.
    2. Remove from the site the soil and waste comprising the linear bund deposited along the western side of the Land adjacent to the A283 Steyning Road, identified on the attached plan as area B, so that the former undisturbed ground levels of the Land on this boundary are fully revealed to expose either
      the vegetated or topsoil layer, or in their absence the undisturbed layer of subsoils, so that there are no waste materials or imported soils within the crown spread of the trees or the hedgerow vegetation, plus one metre. All works within 100mm of the topsoil layer shall be undertaken with hand tools only to ensure that the machinery does not damage the tree roots. Where land immediately east of the western boundary fence and the crown spread of the trees or the hedgerow vegetation, plus one metre has been raised, shown as area C, it shall be graded out to a slope no steeper than 1 in 3 (measured from the toe of the slope) so that the gradients are suitable for agricultural grazing purposes.
    3. With the exception of the pre-existing concrete apron situated adjacent to the Land access and the small prefabricated site shed, to break out and remove all the hardcore, waste materials used to extend the hardstanding to the south and southeast of the Land’s entrance so that the former undisturbed ground levels of the land are fully revealed to expose either the vegetated or topsoil layer or their absence the undisturbed layer of subsoils. All the hardcore, waste materials and soils shall be removed from the Land. All that raised land between the southern edge of the newly formed hardstanding and the southwest corner of the site, shown hatched on the plan, shall be graded out to a slope no steeper than 1 in 3 (measured from the toe of the slope) so that the gradients are suitable for agricultural grazing purposes.
    4. Cultivate all those parts of the Land including areas A, B and C disturbed through the removal of soils, the deposit of waste, formation of hardstanding and associated activity so that there are no stones, bricks, blocks or concrete exceeding 75mm in any dimension at the surface. To grade the surface to a fine tilth so that the whole of these areas are finished to an even layer ready for seeding. During the spring or autumn at a time appropriate for grass seeding reseed all the cultivated area with a grass mixture composed 20% native wild flower and 80% slow growing grass seed mix so that a grassed finish to the land is re-established.

Note: Attention is drawn to the large water main which crosses east to west beneath the Land and the need to avoid potential accordingly before works commence the applicant should establish the precise line and depth of the water main with Southern Water and use plant and equipment above it that will not harm the integrity of the water main or any other underground services.

PERIOD OF COMPLIANCE:

1. Seven days after the enforcement notice taking effect
2a. 42 days after the enforcement notice taking effect
2b. 42 days after the enforcement notice taking effect
2c. 56 days after the enforcement notice taking effect
2d. 140 days after the enforcement notice taking effect

EFFECTIVE DATE: 22 January 2016


Grazing Land, Steyning Road (Unauthorized Use)

Address: Grazing Land North East of Flyover, Steyning Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

Name of the Issuing Authority: SDNPA

THE DATE OF ISSUE OF THE NOTICE: 18/12/2015

THE DATE OF SERVICE OF THE NOTICE: 18/12/2015

THE ALLEGED BREACH:

Without planning permission, the material change of use of the Land from chalk grassland pasture to a mixed use of the Land for chalk grassland pasture and the storage of scaffolding, including scaffolding poles, planks, ladders and fittings within the red line boundary of the attached plan.

THE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Cease the use of the Land for the storage of scaffolding by removing from the Land all items connected with the scaffolding use, including scaffolding poles, planks, ladders and fittings.

Note: Attention is drawn to the large water main which crosses east to west beneath the Land and the need to avoid potential accordingly before works commence the applicant should establish the precise line and depth of the water main with Southern Water and use plant and equipment above it that will not harm the integrity of the water main or any other underground services.

PERIOD OF COMPLIANCE:

  1. 40 days after the enforcement notice taking effect.

EFFECTIVE DATE: 22 January 2016


The Woodyard, Patching

Address: The land which is north of the land known as The Woodyard, France Lane Patching West Sussex

NAME OF THE ISSUING AUTHORITY: SDNPA

THE DATE OF ISSUE OF THE NOTICE: 29/09/2015

THE DATE OF SERVICE OF THE NOTICE: 29/09/2015

THE ALLEGED BREACH: Without planning permission and within the last 10 years, the material change of use of the land from the use as a Woodyard to the storage of vehicles

THE REQUIREMENTS: Remove all the vehicles of any description or size on site from the land other than those related to the operation of a Woodyard.

PERIOD OF COMPLIANCE:

  1. 4 months from the effective date of this Notice.

EFFECTIVE DATE:  30th October 2015

APPEAL MADE: 23 November 2015

APPEAL DATE: 4 July 2016

RESULT: Appeal Dismissed


 

Heath End Quarry, Petworth

Address: Heath End Quarry, Station Road, Heath End, Petworth, West
Sussex, GU28 0JG

NAME OF THE ISSUING AUTHORITY: SDNPA

THE DATE OF ISSUE OF THE NOTICE: 14/08/2015

THE DATE OF SERVICE OF THE NOTICE: 14/08/2015

THE ALLEGED BREACH: The carrying out of operational development; explicitly the winning and working, sales and exporting of minerals from the above site without the required planning permission.

THE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Cease all winning of minerals on the site.
  2. Cease all working of minerals on the site.
  3. Cease all sales and exportation of minerals from the site.
  4. Remove dredger barge and associated piping from the site.

PERIOD OF COMPLIANCE:

  1. One day after the Enforcement Notice taking effect.
  2. One day after the Enforcement Notice taking effect.
  3. One day after the Enforcement Notice taking effect.
  4. By no later than 24th September 2015 which is 10 days from the Enforcement Notice taking effect.

EFFECTIVE DATE:  14th September 2015

APPEAL MADE:

APPEAL DATE:

RESULT:


Heath End Quarry, Petworth

Address: Heath End Quarry, Station Road, Heath End, Petworth, West
Sussex, GU28 0JG

NAME OF THE ISSUING AUTHORITY: SDNPA

THE DATE OF ISSUE OF THE NOTICE: 13/07/2015

THE DATE OF SERVICE OF THE NOTICE: 13/07/2015

THE ALLEGED BREACH: The carrying out of operational development; explicitly the winning and working, sales and exporting of minerals from the above site without the required planning permission.

THE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Cease all winning of minerals on the site.
  2. Cease all working of minerals on the site.
  3. Cease all sales and exportation of minerals from the site.
  4. Remove dredger barge and associated piping from the site.

PERIOD OF COMPLIANCE:

  1. On the day of the Enforcement Notice taking effect.
  2. On the day of the Enforcement Notice taking effect.
  3. On the day of the Enforcement Notice taking effect.
  4. By no later than 21st August 2015 which is 10 days from the Enforcement Notice taking effect.

EFFECTIVE DATE:  11th August 2015

APPEAL MADE:

APPEAL DATE:

Result: Withdrawn


54 Peakdean Lane, East Dean, Eastbourne

Address: 54 Peakdean Lane East Dean Eastbourne East Sussex BN20 0JE

NAME OF THE ISSUING AUTHORITY: SDNPA

THE DATE OF ISSUE OF THE NOTICE: 12/06/2015

THE DATE OF SERVICE OF THE NOTICE: 12/06/2015

THE ALLEGED BREACH: Without planning permission, the construction and erection of a hexagonal timber framed summer house and area of decking in the rear garden of the property, as above, marked by a black outline and hatching in the approximate position shown on the attached plan

THE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Demolish/remove the timber summer house and decking
  2. Remove the resulting debris from the land.

PERIOD OF COMPLIANCE: Three months after this notice takes effect

EFFECTIVE DATE:  13th July 2015

APPEAL MADE:

APPEAL DATE:


Devils Halt, Devils Dyke Road, Hove

Address: The land and property known as Devils Halt, south of Devils Dyke Road in Brighton & Hove City, East Sussex

Name of the issuing authority: SDNPA

The date of issue of the notice: 13/02/2015

The date of service of the notice: 13/02/2015

The Alleged Breach: Without planning permission has used the site for residential use and overnight accommodation, thus creating an unauthorised residence in the countryside.

The Requirements: To cease from using the site for residential use and overnight accommodation.

PERIOD OF COMPLIANCE: Immediate from the effective date of this Notice

effective Date: 23/03/2015

appeal made:

appeal date:

Result: This Enforcement Notice has been complied with as of the 23 March 2015.

Enforcement Notice – Devil’s Halt (Residential Use)


Devils Halt, Devils Dyke Road, Hove

Address: The land and property known as Devils Halt, south of Devils Dyke Road in Brighton & Hove City, East Sussex

Name of the issuing authority: SDNPA

The date of issue of the notice: 13/02/2015

The date of service of the notice: 13/02/2015

The Alleged Breach: Without planning permission has erected a structure between the two original brick buildings on site. This structure consists of two rooms, one bedroom and one toilet made of wood panels and double glazed doors and windows, with an outer wall of corrugated metal panels and a roof of plastic materials. The approximate location of the structure is shown in grey and edged in black on a second attached plan.

The Requirements: To take down and remove the structure erected between the two original brick buildings on the site, that being the two rooms made of wood panelling and double glazing units, together with the wall of corrugated metal and the roof of plastic materials.

PERIOD OF COMPLIANCE: Two months from the effective date of this Notice

Effective Date: 23/03/2015

Appeal made:

Appeal date:

RESULT: This Enforcement Notice has been complied with as of the 23 April 2015.

Enforcement Notice – Devil’s Halt (Structure)


Devils Halt, Devils Dyke Road, Hove

Address: The land and property known as Devils Halt, south of Devils Dyke Road in Brighton & Hove City, East Sussex

Name of the issuing authority: SDNPA

The date of issue of the notice: 13/02/2015

The date of service of the notice: 13/02/2015

The Alleged Breach: Without planning permission has placed on the site a shipping type container. The approximate location of the shipping type container is shown in grey and edged in black on a second attached plan

The Requirements: To remove the shipping container from the property

Period of Compliance: Three months from the effective date of this Notice

Effective Date: 23/03/2015

Appeal made:

Appeal date:

Result: Complied with as of 24 June 2015

Enforcement Notice – Devil’s Halt (Container)


Southdown Gun Club – construction of a bund

ADDRESS: South Down Gun Club Ltd, Muntham Farm (also known as Cobden Farm), Findon, West Sussex, BN14 0RQ

NAME OF THE ISSUING AUTHORITY: SDNPA

THE DATE OF ISSUE OF THE NOTICE: 05/05/2015

THE DATE OF SERVICE OF THE NOTICE: 05/05/2015

THE ALLEGED BREACH: The carrying out of operational development, explicitly the importation and depositing of waste materials to undertake an engineering operation without the required planning permission, to create extensive bunds and banks on the Site.

THE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Cease all importation of waste material to the Site.
  2. Remove the section of bund marked in the area hatched green by spread the imported material in the bunds marked in the area hatched green on the attached plan to a depth no greater than 240mm above the original ground level (that being the levels before the bund was constructed) across the whole area hatched green on the attached plan.
  3. Cultivate the top 150mm of material in the area hatched green on the attached plan to a fine tilth removing all stones and debris over 25mm in diameter.
  4. Remove any excess material from the Site.
  5. Sow the entire area from where the bund was removed and the entire area where the material was spread with grass seed.

PERIOD OF COMPLIANCE:

  1. Within 5 days of the Enforcement Notice taking effect
  2. Within 3 months of the Enforcement Notice taking effect
  3. Within 3 months of the Enforcement Notice taking effect
  4. Within 6 months of the Enforcement Notice taking effect
  5. Within 6 months of the Enforcement Notice taking effect

EFFECTIVE DATE: 03/06/2015

APPEAL MADE:

APPEAL DATE:

RESULT:

Enforcement Notice – South Downs Gun Club


167a The Street, Clapham – shipping containers

address: The land and property known as Hazel Cottage, 167a The Street, Clapham, West Sussex, BN13 3UU

Name of the issuing authority: SDNPA

The date of issue of the notice: 24/10/2014

The date of service of the notice: 24/10/2014

The Alleged Breach: Without planning permission the siting of two metal shipping containers in the rear garden of the property

The Requirements: Remove the shipping type containers from the property.

PERIOD OF COMPLIANCE: Three months from the effective date of this Notice

effective Date: 08/12/2014

appeal made: no

appeal date:

Result: This Enforcement Notice has been complied with as of 1 April 2015.

Enforcement Notice – 167a The Street Clapham


Long Furlong Lane – Stables

address: Land adjacent to the Cottages, Long Furlong Lane, Patching, West Sussex

Name of the issuing authority: SDNPA

The date of issue of the notice: 22/04/2013

The date of service of the notice: 22/04/2013

The Alleged Breach:

  1. Without planning permission, and within the last ten years, the material change of use of the Land from agriculture to stabling, keeping and exercising horses and for other equestrian purposes including provision of mobile field shelters
  2. Without planning permission, and within the last four years, the carrying out of operational development comprising the erection of three buildings for stabling horses on the Land.

The Requirements:

  1. Cease the use of the Land for stabling, keeping and exercising horses and other equestrian purposes including the provision of mobile field shelters.
  2. Remove the three buildings hatched black on the attached plan and all resultant debris from the Land.
  3. Remove all equestrian items, equipment and paraphernalia including the mobile field shelters from the Land.

PERIOD OF COMPLIANCE:

  1. 3 months after this notice takes effect.
  2. 3 months after this notice takes effect.
  3. 3 months after this notice takes effect.

effective Date: 03/06/2013

appeal made: Yes

appeal date: 18/03/2014

RESULT: This Enforcement Notice has been compiled with as of 16th SEPTEMBER 2014.

Enforcement Notice – Long Furlong Lane Stables


Sandpit Plantation Eartham

Address: Land East of Sandpit Plantation Eartham Lane Eartham West Sussex

Name of the issuing authority: SDNPA

The date of issue of the notice: 03/04/2014

The date of service of the notice: 03/04/2014

The Alleged Breach: Without planning permission the material change of use of the land from agriculture to a mixed use of agriculture and for rage buggy trials of speed and practising for such events and related rage buggy activities including leisure use and tuition for such events and the stationing on the land of a green metal container for storage of items relating to the activity.

The Requirements:

  1. Cease the use of the land and the green metal container for any purpose other than agriculture except for a period of not more than 28 days in total in any calendar year, of which not more than 14 days in total shall relate to activities of trials of speed and practising for such events.
  2. Remove the green metal container and its contents from the land when it is not in use for agricultural purposes

PERIOD OF COMPLIANCE: 4 weeks after this notice takes effect.

effective Date: 10/05/2013

appeal made: No

appeal date:

result: Compiled with.

Enforcement Notice – Sandpit Plantation Eartham

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