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In the news:- Council applies for committal proceedings in relation to land west of Hovefields Avenue

Council applies for committal proceedings in relation to land west of Hovefields Avenue
19 May 2017

Basildon Council has applied to the High Court to commence committal proceedings in relation to land west of Hovefields Avenue, Wickford.

The council had already applied to the court for an order enabling it to undertake works to secure compliance with a High Court injunction obtained in October 2016.

The order had banned any further development on the land but evidence has been gathered over the course of many weeks establishing that this has taken place.

Council representatives were on site yesterday (Thursday 18th May) to serve copies of notices on individuals responsible for breaching the injunction.

The council recently took similar action in respect of a nearby plot of land at Silva Lodge Kennels. In that case the committal proceedings resulted in a custodial sentence and significant fines.

The next hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday 7 June at the High Court.

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