Salesman facing council pressure

A USED car salesman risks prosecution after refusing to budge from a former brewery site. Council enforcement officers say the 15 or so cars being sold from the former Oak Brewery site in Leverington Road, Wisbech, are unauthorised and the car lot must go

A USED car salesman risks prosecution after refusing to budge from a former brewery site.

Council enforcement officers say the 15 or so cars being sold from the former Oak Brewery site in Leverington Road, Wisbech, are unauthorised and the car lot must go.

Alan Millard, enforcement officer for Fenland District Council, says the first warning was issued in June when an officer noted cars for sale at the site.

Two weeks later another inspection took place, and in August a phone call to the owner was made insisting they ceased using the site or submit a planning application.

Last month, with vehicles still being sold from the site and an unauthorised portable office building still in place, officers' patience ran out.

"The owner/occupier has no intention of complying with the council's request," says Mr Millard in a report to next week's planning committee which he hopes will support legal action to resolve the issue.