Hi all. I am hoping that someone here might be able to advise me on a matter. I have included a generalized time line of events below.
Requested clarification on a grant of permission (third quarter of 2005)
Local Authority issued a warning later (early in forth quarter of 2005)
Developer in question lodged an application for retention (Late first quarter of 2006)
I objected citing the major issues that affect me within the allowed period
LA requested further information, which has not been answered. More than 6 months has now passed since this request (therefore I assume the application is deemed withdrawn)
The warning letter indicated a number of contraventions to the original grant of permission (almost 50%). I am particularly concerned with a structure that is “not exempted development” (LA’s description) being constructed (a boundary wall), and this structure is being used for a purpose that does not suit its design. As a result there is now evidence of structural failure.
It was my understanding also that all parties concerned must concur on issues of boundaries! (I was not consulted and had to ask the block layer how high it was going)
I have made requests through a local political figure to investigate the matter and even rang the council about the matter. What should I do next? Should I put myself to the expense of getting an engineer to examine the structure and tell me what is evident from it? Should I contact the building control officer? I am sure there maybe something in building regulations!
Thanks for your input.