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BUILDING FIRM FORCED TO START OVER ON NEW ESTATE

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A council has ordered a building company to start all over again after jumping the gun on a new housing estate, the...
A council has ordered a building company to start all over again after jumping the gun on a new housing estate, the Yorkshire Post reported (Jan 6, p7). The 36-house Harewood Lane project, in Northallerton, north Yorkshire, was given the go-ahead subject to various planning conditions. But work started on the scheme without these being met.

One related to the proposed new estate road, which has already been built without approval. The ground level of the site has also been raised without permission.

Hambleton DC is now insisting the site be restored to the level originally approved. Planning committee chairman Ernest Phillips said: 'Our main concern is to put things right for the benefit of existing residents and also of the people who will move into the new estate.

'However, I am also extremely concerned that such a flagrant breach of planning regulations should have occurred in the first place'.
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