A Chingford man has been accused of allowing a woman to live in his garage despite warnings from the council

Waltham Forest Council behind prosecution

Waltham Forest Council behind prosecution

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The trial of a man accused of breaching planning laws by allowing a woman to live in an illegal garage has been delayed.

Brian Gage, 58, faces one charge of breaching an enforcement notice after a prosecution brought by Waltham Forest council.

According to the authority, Mr Gage of Dale View Crescent had turned a garage into a single dwelling house with associated fixtures and fittings, in which a woman was living.

LBWF issued a notice to Mr Gage in 2009 to remove the building from the land behind houses in Dale View Crescent and clear the land.

However, he is now being accused of breaching the conditions by allowing a woman to live there between September and October last year.

Mr Gage appeared in court earlier this week but the case was delayed for a management hearing to be held on September 19.

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12:24pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Howard Wolowitz says...

Delay, well there is a surprise.

He erected a dwelling illegally years ago, found in breach and 5 years later more delays. Why?
Delay, well there is a surprise. He erected a dwelling illegally years ago, found in breach and 5 years later more delays. Why? Howard Wolowitz
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6:11pm Fri 22 Aug 14

ajay567 says...

Howard Wolowitz wrote:
Delay, well there is a surprise.

He erected a dwelling illegally years ago, found in breach and 5 years later more delays. Why?
How about some brown envelope's
[quote][p][bold]Howard Wolowitz[/bold] wrote: Delay, well there is a surprise. He erected a dwelling illegally years ago, found in breach and 5 years later more delays. Why?[/p][/quote]How about some brown envelope's ajay567
  • Score: 1

6:54pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Howard Wolowitz says...

How about sheer incompetence?
How about sheer incompetence? Howard Wolowitz
  • Score: 3

9:42pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

Howard Wolowitz wrote:
Delay, well there is a surprise.

He erected a dwelling illegally years ago, found in breach and 5 years later more delays. Why?
He seems a kindly faced man though.
[quote][p][bold]Howard Wolowitz[/bold] wrote: Delay, well there is a surprise. He erected a dwelling illegally years ago, found in breach and 5 years later more delays. Why?[/p][/quote]He seems a kindly faced man though. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -6

10:38am Mon 25 Aug 14

ViewpointE4 says...

Lets hope that LBWF will pursue other rule breakers of planning laws with the same vigour (i.e. 'beds in sheds).
Lets hope that LBWF will pursue other rule breakers of planning laws with the same vigour (i.e. 'beds in sheds). ViewpointE4
  • Score: 3

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