Council legal action over home extension

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LEGAL action is being taken against the owners of a Sheffield house who failed to comply with an order to remove an extension built without planning permission.

Sheffield Council has announced it is ‘engaged in the litigation process’ over the unauthorised development at Rosamund Place, Bradway.

The move follows complaints from surrounding residents that the owners of have ignored an enforcement notice from the council after being refused retrospective planning permission.

One neighbour said: “Action has to be taken to ensure that normality be restored to a respectable residential area, otherwise it makes a mockery of the system.”

Residents say the area nearby is ‘full of rubble and rubbish, and an eyesore’.

Planning officer Mark Jackson said: “The council’s last letter to the owner requested that works to remedy the planning issues were carried out within 14 days.

“The time has expired and we are now engaged in the litigation process.”

Sheffield Council cabinet member responsible for development Leigh Bramall said: “The council is keen for enforcement to take place and is pursuing the case.”