Local MP quizzes East Herts Council on Tesco enforcement

Local MP, Mark Prisk, has written to Kevin Steptoe requesting information about what enforcement action EHDC is planning for the Tesco site in Havers Lane.

See below for a copy of Mark Prisk's letter.

Kevin Steptoe
Chief Planning Officer
East Herts Council
Pegs Lane
SG13 8EQ
28 November 2012

Re: Tesco Planning Application for Convenience Store at Archers Public House Site, Havers Lane, Bishop's Stortford

I am writing on behalf o local constituents including Mr George Cutting and Mrs Natalie Johnson and their neighbours who have expressed strong opposition to the change of use of the Archers Public House to a convenience store.

You will understand that there is significant concern about the impact on established local shops and the local Post Office. Whilst I appreciate that a change of use may be permitted under existing UCO regulations, I am concerned that Tesco as the leaseholder have erected a fence and commenced work prior to making a formal planning application. East Herts has a robust reputation for enforcement and local residents are keen to see that it is applied in this instance. They are firmly of the view that Tesco should not be able to eerect the fence and commence work before applying for permission.

Can you explain to me, therefore, what enforcement action you intend to take?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely
Mark Prisk MP

cc Cty Cllr Colin Woodward, Cllr Norma Symonds, Mr George Cutting and Mrs Natalie Johnson.

Copy of original letter above.  Top 

Letter from Mark Prisk to EHDC