Legal action threat against Fenland firm for allowing lorries in and out throughout the night

A FENLAND company was accused today of a flagrant breach of its planning consent as legal action was being considered against it. PG Packaging of March Road, Coates, was accused by Fenland District Council of not enforcing strict rules regarding movemen

A FENLAND company was accused today of a "flagrant breach" of its planning consent as legal action was being considered against it.

PG Packaging of March Road, Coates, was accused by Fenland District Council of not enforcing strict rules regarding movements to and from the site during the night.

Council officers revealed they had spent three nights between 10pm and 4am monitoring the site to prove violation of planning conditions.

"The owner has been asked to curtail the out of hour's activities and he said he would 'do his best'" said Bill Tilley, planning compliance officer.

"It was reiterated that the hours of operation must not be exceeded. A couple of weeks later we received further reports of the same activities of out of hour's operation continuing."

Mr Tilley said: "We, the council, need to take firm and decisive action regarding this flagrant breach of operating hours."

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Mr Tilley will ask the planning committee on Wednesday to support legal action being taken against the company.

He said there had been a number of enforcement actions against PG Packaging in the past three years.

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