Enforcement action has been ordered to force a developer of a riverside housing complex to provide moorings for boats.

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When PJ Livesey was given permission to turn Read Mills, in King Street, into luxury flats, one of the conditions was that, before people moved in, moorings had to be provided for boats to demast.

But the moorings were never provided. PJ Livesey got planning permission in 2010 to provide two posts some distance from the river bank - one 40m south of Novi Sad Bridge and one 40m north of Carrow Bridge.

However, in 2012, the developer asked Norwich City Council to remove the condition to provide moorings. The council’s planning committee refused. An appeal by the developer to the planning inspector failed.

PJ Livesey returned to the city council asking for permission to put in some moorings, but on the river bank itself. That angered people living in the homes who said that could cause security issues.

And, yesterday, the city council planning committee agreed, refusing permission. They also ordered officers to take enforcement action to force the developer to provide the moorings where they were proposed under the 2010 planning permission.

3 comments

  • The same happens in Bradwell with a certain developer. Not one of their houses they build is as per specification. There is always a variation order applied for every house, and these inevitably get approved. Surely it is about time this was stopped and buildings built as per spec applied for.

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    "V"

    Thursday, May 8, 2014

  • What is surprising when a developer reneges on the planning conditions? It happens on virtually every development in some way or another. Knock the flats down and teach them a lesson.

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    Vic Sponge

    Thursday, May 8, 2014

  • Usual problem. It's rare to find a developer who even starts out with the intention of honouring any undertakings or conditions these days. Usually, it's just one great big "mickey-take", as with this. I hope that the City Council force this rotten lot to do as promised, with condign punishment if they do not.

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    T Doff

    Thursday, May 8, 2014

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