Court injunction granted to prevent further work on Dixon Road site after dozens of trees are felled

Court injunction granted to prevent further work on Dixon Road site after dozens of trees are felled

Court injunction granted to prevent further work on Dixon Road site after dozens of trees are felled

First published in News Basingstoke Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

A COURT injunction has been granted to prevent the owners of a site near Sherfield Park from carrying out anymore unlicensed work on the land.

As reported on The Gazette website last Friday, residents raised concerns about the piece of land in Dixon Road, Sherfield-on-Loddon, after dozens of trees were felled and burned.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council told The Gazette that they had sought a court injunction at Winchester County Court to prevent “any building, engineering or other operations in, on, over or under the land without planning permission; or making a material change in the use of the land by using it for residential purposes.”

This has now been approved.

Karen Brimacombe, the council’s corporate director, said: “Residents’ concerns have focused on the possibility of this land being used by the new owners as a traveller site.

“Given the size and scale of the site and the potential impact from a change of use of the land for whatever purpose, the judge granted the injunction. This injunction forbids anyone from doing anything on the land that would need planning permission.

“Any evidence that anyone had breached this order could result in them being sent to prison by the county court.

“Should members of the public have evidence that the order has been breached, they should contact the council with as full details as possible.”

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11:34am Tue 17 Jun 14

deepinsight says...

So what about the felled trees? Will there be any action regarding that loss?
So what about the felled trees? Will there be any action regarding that loss? deepinsight
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11:48am Tue 17 Jun 14

laurence86 says...

deepinsight wrote:
So what about the felled trees? Will there be any action regarding that loss?
If they own the land then the trees are their property for them to do as they wish with.

I can see why people would be tempted to use land that is for agricultural use to build a house. Any land in Hampshire that you could build a house on goes for stupid money. All potential self builders are priced out by developers who build crammed little boring boxes that ensure maximum profit.
[quote][p][bold]deepinsight[/bold] wrote: So what about the felled trees? Will there be any action regarding that loss?[/p][/quote]If they own the land then the trees are their property for them to do as they wish with. I can see why people would be tempted to use land that is for agricultural use to build a house. Any land in Hampshire that you could build a house on goes for stupid money. All potential self builders are priced out by developers who build crammed little boring boxes that ensure maximum profit. laurence86
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1:15pm Fri 20 Jun 14

deepinsight says...

"If they own the land then the trees are their property for them to do as they wish with".

Errm, I don't think it is quite as simple as that. This is why our MP has, "already contacted the Forestry Commission about the need to take action against the contravention of the Forestry Act".
"If they own the land then the trees are their property for them to do as they wish with". Errm, I don't think it is quite as simple as that. This is why our MP has, "already contacted the Forestry Commission about the need to take action against the contravention of the Forestry Act". deepinsight
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