Developer is fined over access road

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A PROPERTY developer has been taken to court and fined after failing to construct an appropriate vehicle access to a new property - despite receiving planning permission nine years ago.

Bolsover Council approved Filmark Homes’ plans for a two-storey dwelling on Rood Lane, Clowne, in 2002, on the condition improvements were carried out on Rood Lane. Work was supposed to take place before occupation of the dwelling.

The dwelling was built, sold and became occupied in 2003 but the developer never completed the access.

Bolsover Council served a Breach of Condition Notice last January 2010 requiring the works to be carried out by April - but the developer did not comply. 

Filmark pleaded guilty to failure to comply with the Breach of Condition Notice and North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates Court imposed a fine of £600, discounted to £400 because of the guilty plea, ordered payment of £250 costs and a surcharge of £15. 

The developer must now complete the works as soon as possible or face further action.

Bolsover Council cabinet member for environment, Coun Dennis Kelly, said: “We continually monitor developments and we don’t place conditions on planning applications for nothing or for the sake of it.”