Eastleigh Borough Council is delighted to confirm that the Planning Inspector has dismissed the appeal against the Enforcement Notice that we issued against the land and landowner of Scorey’s Copse at Horton Heath. The Planning Inspector also refused their claim for costs.
The Council took enforcement against the landowner of Scoreys Copse in May 2021 following unauthorised excavation and tree works on trees covered by a Woodland Tree Preservation Order.
The enforcement action meant that all site preparation works were stopped and that no further engineering works could be carried out without the consent from the Local Planning Authority. It also required the tree waste to be removed and that the site should be restored to its previous levels and to a condition which will enable the woodland soils to recover.
Cabinet Lead for Environment Cllr Rupert Kyrle, “I’m absolutely delighted that the Planning Inspector has dismissed this appeal. Our enforcement, environmental and legal teams worked together to bring about this enforcement that sends a strong message that will simply will not tolerate this sort of flagrant and illegal destruction of our natural environment.”