We have asked the Council’s Enforcement Team to update us on action being taken by the Council against alleged unauthorised short-term letting at 25 Winchester Street.
Winchester Street/Lupus Street – Update
We have received the following update from the Planning Enforcement Team about the building on the corner of Winchester Street/Lupus Street which has been covered in scaffolding for a very long time:
“This has a long and protracted enforcement history and action is being actively pursued. Following the service of a Section 215 Notice and the subsequent appeal, a preliminary court hearing on 24th February 2019 resulted in the matter being adjourned for 4 months for a full hearing to take place. The adjournment was agreed to enable the developer additional time for the works associated with the Section 215 Notice to be completed.
However, during a site inspection on the 19th February 2019 by the City Council’s District Surveyors and Highways department it was discovered that earlier excavation works carried out at basement/sub-basement level have impacted on the stability of the pavement and the pavement vaults surrounding the site. This discovery has resulted in a dangerous structure notice being issued at the property. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has also been informed of this discovery and they have closed the site therefore all works at upper levels have stopped as the builders are unable to access the scaffolding safely.”