That there is nothing wrong with my property as proved by its valuation.
That it is practicable for the council and HA to repair the other two properties at far less cost and destruction
You want to object but they haven't made repairs?
Have you complained formally to the Council please?
That the proposed additional house faces into 3 ancient oak trees so wont get any sunlight
Yes. I sent a letter before action last Sept
Ok - so potentially there is a right to light issue
Also you can apply for a Tree Protection Order
Finally you should contact the Ombudman
I wont get legal aid until until possession proceedings are started so need help to oppose the plans
They can investigate any complaints that you have against the Council and can offer an independent review
Their website is: www.lgo.org.uk
But you can do those three things
OK. Will do that tomorrow. Thank you.
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Can you clarify if The town and country planning act 1995 part 31 1.A is relevant?
Its hard to say for sure, it could do
The planning dept say it isn't relevant as it just means the HA need to apply for planning permission but it appears to fit my circumstances exactly eg the development is not permitted as the building could be made safe by works of repair.
If it is relevant would I include it in my planning opposals or as a separate letter?
Yes. It makes no sense if they can repair why would they go down the demolition/planning
Therefore it would well be relevant and should form part of your complaint.
Does that clarify?
Great. I just wanted to be sure that piece of legislation still existed as there have been changes. So you recommend contacting the ombudsman and raising with them rather than opposing the current plans to demolish and redevelop?
I would do both to maximise your options
The cost of remedial works is 90k
Does that help?
yes thank you.
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