rather poor photographs have been supplied by Bexley council‘s solicitor to
the couple with the unusual garden. It is
part of the latest round in their vendetta against a
resident who has annoyed the council in the past.
In an accompanying letter Bexley council‘s Senior Solicitor (Litigation), Mr. Guy Atkins describes the garden as “ramshackle” but acknowledges it is less so than earlier this year. He has refused to withdraw the “formal procedural steps” towards criminal prosecution under Section 215 of The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 because he is concerned that the residents will “import more items and materials onto the site”. Mr. Atkins assures them of “the council‘s best and unbiased intentions in this matter” but the residents remain under a five day warning that they may be prosecuted and given a criminal record.
There are more photographs in the photo gallery. I've seen far worse sights when criss-crossing the borough on the train that runs from Abbey Wood to Eltham.
Bexley council’s legal department discussed elsewhere.
Earlier blogs on this subject…