To consider the guidance note regarding encroachments.
The Solicitor to the Council presented a report which outlined the proposed guidance note regarding encroachments. The guidance note included the steps which would have to be taken by customers who wished to apply to have their commercial encroachment changed to residential and also outlined the documentary evidence which would be required to support an application. She explained that the guidance note had been produced following a request from Members. The Council’s property advisors, Lambert Smith Hampton, had been consulted and the guidance reflected their comments.
Members gave consideration to the documentation which would be required to be submitted in support of an application.
RESOLVED – That
(1) the guidance note attached at Appendix A to the report be adopted for approval;
(2) the Director of Policy and Resources (Monitoring Officer) and the Solicitor to the Council be delegated the authority to make minor amendments to the guidance for the purpose of adding clarity or to reflect any changes in legislation.