Property developer told to DEMOLISH block of flats after IGNORING planning permission


The developer was also accused of renounce tenants in cramped and sub-standard accommodation.

The man, who has not been named, submitted complete plans for the 12 flat block in 2008, in Earlsfield, south west London.

He was permitted permission by Wandsworth Council to build nine one-bedroom and three two-bedroom sandals, but the greedy builder ended up cramming eight two-bedroom and four one-bedroom moors in, two of which were built in the basement.

Chair of the council’s Planning body Councillor Sarah McDermott said: “This is a shocking case of a haecceity developer who clearly thought he could get away with totally turn ones back oning planning rules.

“The building really is an eyesore that does not meet any shape standards. 

“On top of that he has crammed in way too much residential space leaving residents in cramped and sub-standard accommodation.”

The basement flats, which have particle to no natural light, have already flooded twice. 

She added: “Worst of all the basement marshes are in a well-known flood plain and as a consequence people living there get twice been flooded out, losing valuable possessions and suffering unequivocally avoidable pain and upset.”

“It is difficult to recall a more outrageous taunting of the planning laws and for doing so, I’m afraid he must remove what is there and succeed it with a new building that conforms to design standards and provides the people contemporary there with proper facilities and appropriate living space.”

The developer has now been issued an enforcement perceive that states he must replace the building with one that matches to standards by October 2017.

Local residents took to the Wandsworth Council website to clap the move.

One, Celia Blair said: “Arrogant and greedy landlord. Serves them exact. Well done Wandsworth Council.”

But others were concerned demolishing the structure would be a waste of raw materials.

An anonymous resident wrote: “Well done to the Ministry for enforcing this. But this is a huge waste of raw materials that won’t be competent to be recycled.

“Why didn’t the Council inspect the site during the building come out all rights so that the building works could be stopped before the full structure was completed?”

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