Published: Monday, 16th July 2018
Owners of a site in Horton Kirby have been served a High Court Injunction by Sevenoaks District Council after it was found they were planning to erect five buildings at Oakview Stud Farm.
William Cook Snr, William Cook Jr and Gavin Dunn were served the Injunction on Thursday 12 July after Council Planners became aware of proposals for buildings and fencing to be put up without planning permission.
The High Court Injunction prevents the erection of buildings, sheds, structures and fencing as well as the bringing of any materials to construct fences or walls and all other development from taking place on a southern section of the site without planning permission.
The Injunction also prevents anyone else from doing the works.
If breached, the offenders could face a charge of contempt of court, which carries a potential custodial sentence of up to two years as well as, or in addition to, an unlimited fine.
Cllr Robert Piper, Sevenoaks District Council Portfolio Holder for Planning, says: “The Council will always work with landowners to ensure planning law is abided by but we are equally committed to taking action against those who deliberately make no effort to comply with the regulations.
“This is an example of the thorough work by our determined officers taking early steps to stop an unauthorised development before it happens.”