1st Misrepresentation

is in the Subject:

From: Principal Planning Officer
To: Greens Place Resident
CC: 7 Local Residents;  cllr.john.anglin@southtyneside.gov.uk;
cllr.audrey.mcmillan@southtyneside.gov.uk; Cllr.John.Wood@southtyneside.gov.uk;
Mike.Telford@southtyneside.gov.uk; Gordon.Atkinson@southtyneside.gov.uk
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2013 13:08:28 +0100
Subject:  Approved boat repair shelter at Tyne Slipway, River Drive, South Shields [NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]
I called on site last Friday (6/9/13) and following this visit the applicant provided me with 2no. Architect drawings (copies attached) which were agreed as part of the 1996 planning permission.  The development shown on these plans is being constructed on site.
The same Architect that submitted these plans in 1996 is overseeing construction on site today and he has used these drawings under the Building Regulations submission.
My colleague,  the Snr. Building Control Surveyor,  Mike Telford (Tel: 4247000) is dealing with the Building Regulations application.
You may be aware the Building Regulations system is there to ensure that development is constructed in accordance with modern day building standards, they are not dealing with residential amenity issues such as outlook as this would be a planning issue.
The details relating to condition 4 were agreed by the Tyne and Wear Development Corporation, whom were the planning authority for the area in 1996 not South Tyneside Council.
Unfortunately, only recent planning records are held on the Council’s Planning Portal website, but when residents call I am either emailing or posting the information regarding this development out to them.
Give me a call if you require more information
Best Regards
Principal Planning Officer

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One Response to 1st Misrepresentation

  1. Mick Dawson says:

    The item of misinformation is in the title. The boat repair shelter is not approved. It has been built without planning permission.

    1. both ends of the structure are shown with a planned height of 15.5m (see river end section – centre top and landward end dimension 3+12.5m): the roof does not have the same slope as the slipway so one of the heights must be wrong:-
    2. the height details are missing from the left hand side on the first drawing: on the authorised drawing held by the Council they give a road end height of about 12.7m
    3. they are said to be approved: complete one, 1B, is not authorised. It is an amendment to 1A made in February 1997 and therefore could not have been authorised
    4. where does this leave the building inspector, Mr M Telford? It was not been made clear by the Customer Advocacy: when asked who was responsible for making sure that the structure was built to plan they did not answer.

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