A local authority issued a warning letter informing an individual that the development did not comply with conditions set out in the original grant of permission (less that 5 years ago), and that some development did not comply with planning law. After a considerable period the individual applied for retention. This retention was objected too and the authority requested further information from the applicant. The applicant has not submitted this information, but has resumed work on some elements of the development that was highlighted in the original warning letter as not complying with the conditions.
Does the applicant have the right carry on such work in this instance?
I assume he does not, given that fact that the authority has highlighted this development to be in contravention to the original grant of permission. When the individual did apply for retention, drawings of the completed development were included.