Ely Businessman To Appeal Over Work At Roswell Pits

BUSINESSMAN Jeremy Tyrell has lodged an appeal against enforcement officers who ordered him to carry out work at Roswell Pits or face the courts. An enforcement notice has been issued demanding that hardcore, a hardstanding and service cables laid on a tr

BUSINESSMAN Jeremy Tyrell has lodged an appeal against enforcement officers who ordered him to carry out work at Roswell Pits or face the courts.

An enforcement notice has been issued demanding that hardcore, a hardstanding and service cables laid on a trench at the site were all removed.

The notice came into effect in May, and Mr Tyrell had four months to either comply or submit an appeal.

If he failed to abide by the action, the developer could face a fine of up to £20,000 and a bill to remove the items.

In the appeal for Roswell Pits, Mr Tyrell claims that:-

n The council should grant planning permission for the alleged works.

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n He has not breached or an allegedly breached planning control.

n The steps needed to be taken to comply with the notice are excessive.

n There is not enough time to comply with the notice.

East Cambridgeshire District Council issued the warning as 'it appeared that the works had occurred in the last four years were contrary to planning policy.'

And it added that 'planning permission would not be granted should an application be submitted.'

It is now up to the Secretary of state to decide on the appeal at a future hearing and neighbours will be notified of that date.

Mr Tyrell bought the largest of the former clay pits and some of the land around it in 2006.

Wildlife campaigners were celebrating this month when Roswell Pits was named a Site of Special Scientific Interest.