Three businesses prosecuted

03rd June 2014

Mr Baluch, owner of Croxley Kebab House on Watford Road in Croxley Green pleaded guilty and was fined £700 by Watford Magistrates Court on 28 April after it was found that the takeaway had been opening later than the planning permission allowed.

The Council had previously issued a Breach of Condition Notice following noise complaints from residents. In response to complaints, Council officers visited the premises during the late evening where it was found that the takeaway was still opening beyond the permitted hours, contrary to the Notice.

G & D Groundworks based at 80 Bucknalls Lane in Garston pleaded guilty and were fined £4,000 by Watford Magistrates Court on 12 May for breaching an Enforcement Notice. The Notice protected an open piece of Green Belt land at the rear of Lemonfield Drive from commercial encroachment. A number of local residents had previously contacted the Council complaining about the unsightly state of the land.

In addition, a developer who continued with building works after being told to stop by the Council was fined £45,000 on 27 May after pleading guilty to three criminal offences at Watford Magistrates Court. The incidents occurred in December 2013 at The Bards, Chorleywood Road in Rickmansworth. A High Court Injunction is still in place to prevent Mr Lewis from continuing his operations.

Council Leader Ann Shaw said: "The Council works hard to enforce planning conditions and unauthorised development within the district and the consequences of failing to adhere to the regulations are highlighted by the recent prosecution cases."


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