have you actually told the planning authority that work has started on the bigger property to which you have objected?
Yes. The enforcement officer tells me that he has informed the developer that any further work is at his risk and the developer is pressing on regardless. I would like to know whether I can force the issue by obtaining some form of legal order to stop work.
I think this is something that you should press with the council.I think that the council should put a stop order on the work pending theoutcome of the planning application. You could tell the Planning EnforcementOfficer that if he does not do that, you reserve the right to seek JudicialReview of the decision not to do that.
I wouldn't actually go ahead with the application for judicialreview but I think it worth threatening.
You can apply to court for an injunction (or at least get asolicitor to threaten an application to court for an injunction and anapplication for the costs of the application for an injunction) against theneighbour to compel him to stop work pending the outcome of the planningapplication.
If he simply carries on regardless, you can make an emergencyapplication to court for an interim order pending a full hearing.
It would be for the judge to decide whether you have enoughinterest in this to apply for the injunction or whether he thinks that thelocal authority should be the one that is doing it
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