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Statement: Enforcement action pursued against owners of Langrigg Hall

Jonathan Irving

Jonathan Irving

Dec. 19, 2019

Following the refusal of planning permission in December 2018, Allerdale Borough Council has been pursuing enforcement action against the unauthorised use of boilers at Langrigg Hall and associated flues.

The actions culminated in the pursuit of a court prosecution for the failure of the owners of Langrigg Hall to comply with an enforcement notice requiring the removal of the flues and cessation of the boiler use for purposes other than ancillary to the farming operations. The court was due to sit on Tuesday, December 17. 

However, the Council requested an adjournment to the court hearing following receipt of further information from the owner’s legal representative received only on Monday, December 16, just one day before the hearing. Given the eleventh-hour nature of the submission, Allerdale officers considered that they had no option but to request an adjournment to enable an appropriate amount of time to consider the submission.

The enforcement notice remains live and the matter is adjourned; officers consider that it is still expedient to pursue unauthorised development at the site. Allerdale will monitor the situation at Langrigg Hall.