Brickworks, Last Day Today!

Readers of the blog, and the wider Moreton community will be aware that today is the last day for screening, crushing and recycling operations at the Brickworks site in Lingham Lane.    Will the operator comply with the planning conditions, cease and restore the site by March 2010?   Only time will tell.   

This  site has been a pain in the backside to local residents since 2002/03, and operations should have ended in September 2008, however the operator used every tool he could, including the appeal process  to extend the operation, so today is a memorable day for local residents.    I have asked the Council’s Principal Enforcement Officer to check the site to check for compliance with conditions…..   Watch this space.

2 thoughts on “Brickworks, Last Day Today!

  1. I received the following email from the Council’s Principal Enforcement Officer

    Dear Councillor Blakeley

    Thank you for your email.

    I have written to the operator reminding them of our agreement and that the recycling operations must end. I have asked that he advises me as to what he needs, i.e. machinery and material, to restore the land in accordance with the requirements of the Notice and if that information is supplied I will copy it to you. He is under no obligation to provide this information, but it would be helpful.

    He has been reminded that we will be monitoring the site and if evidence is found that the recycling operation is continuing then he would be open to a criminal prosecution.

    If you require any further information, please contact me.

    Yours sincerely

    Lee Walsh

    Principal Enforcement Officer

  2. It’s a pity the operator hasn’t shown any previous signs of co-operation because it could be productive to get him “on side” with a view to drastically cutting back the boundary hedge to provide a more open plan onto Lingham Lane which I think could definitely help to reduce the fly tipping along there.

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