Enforcement action set to target fence and flue works

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Enforcement action is set to be taken after two separate breaches of planning permission in Sheffield.

Sheffield Council planning committee has been recommended to approve action against residents at a house on Westfield Avenue, Westfield, who erected a ‘hit and miss’ wooden fence over two metres high.

Planning officers said the fence harmed the character of the street and they want it to be replaced with a lower design with a maximum height of 1.6 metres.

The current fence exceeds permitted development rights, the council said.

Meanwhile, Javed Akhtar, owner of a property on Dundas Road, Tinsley, is to be ordered to remove a flue erected as part of plans to turn a shop into a hot food takeaway.

Mr Akhtar is also applying for permission to turn the shop into a takeaway but the council said the use would be ‘incompatible with residential surroundings’ and it would have a bad effect on surrounding residents.