Council takes further enforcement action against Waterfront Developers
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has again taken enforcement action against Persimmon Homes after they began further construction at Barry Waterfront without planning permission.
A Temporary Stop Notice has been issued to the company, who started work on their South Haven residential development before relevant consent had been granted.
The Council will also consider serving a full Enforcement Notice and Stop Notice if necessary to ensure there is no further unauthorised construction.
Before Christmas, the Council served similar enforcement notices on Persimmon, compelling them to suspend building and selling new homes on the Waterfront until significant progress had been made on delivering a complex of bars and restaurants known as the District Centre.
Since then, work has begun on the District Centre and we are working with Persimmon to ensure it is competed as soon as possible alongside a reasonable proportion of residential development.
Cllr Jonathan Bird, Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration, said: “While we welcome the delivery of new homes for residents of Barry, proper planning procedures must be followed and that has not been the case in this instance.
“The Waterfront Consortium of developers have repeatedly ignored such obligations, sending out a concerning message about their attitude to the local community.
“As demonstrated before Christmas, we will not hesitate to take firm action to ensure developers meet all of their obligations as far as this or any other project is concerned.
“We will continue to monitor this situation closely to ensure the development progresses in an agreed and acceptable fashion.”