DCA calls for Five Islands property owner to come in and remedy breaches of the law or risk demolition of his building
A Cooks New Extension resident risks his property being demolished by the Development Control Authority (DCA) if he fails to abide by regulations.
Reportedly, he is in breach of the Physical Planning Act and is being warned to take steps to remedy the offense.
The DCA says it has scheduled demolition of the property for Monday, April 3, in accordance with Section 34(8) (c) of the law, which states that the Authority “may require a person who has been served an Enforcement Notice to take several steps to remedy the breach which led to the aforementioned, including demolition or removal of a building in whole or in part.”
Town and Country Planner Fredrick Southwell says he is seeking the cooperation of the person who is responsible for the property, located at block number #54-1489A, parcel number #1181, registration section Five Islands.
The man is asked to immediately contact the Authority, or its satellite location at the Ministry of Housing, Lands and Urban Renewal on Friars Hill Road, in order to reach an amicable solution on the issue.
According to the DCA, “Failure to comply with previous written correspondences will result in demolition where the property owner must pay the costs associated with the removal of the structure.”
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Hope to see, from now on, the same treatment in other situations that breach the law.
I really do not understand that policy.
How can lawbreakers be rewarded with the privilege to rectify their violations?
A man in Belmonts built two feet from his neighbour’s fence without a plan or DCA permission. Instead of demolishing the illegal structure, DCA inspectors told the scofflaw to continue “since he dun reach this far”. That was such an absolutely ridiculous decision by the inspectors.
What nonsense is that? Those violators must be made to remove their illegal structures or pay for the demolition and removal of the materials.
The laws must be fairly applied to all violators.
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