Saturday, 19 September 2009

ASBO of the Month

Plymouth Council have successfully applied to Plymouth Magistrates for an Anti Social Behaviour Order banning Richard Flynn from operating any business without planning permission.

Flynn apparently was operating a car wash without obtaining the necessary planning permission. If he breaches the ASBO he could be imprisoned for five years.

Other businesses who are known to have breached planning law include Tesco, Costa Coffee, YMCA Training, Alphawaste, and Hanson waste Management. Individuals whose breaches of planning permission were resolved without an ASBO include Boris Johnson and Paul McCartney. In none of these cases was it thought appropriate to seek to resolve matters through an ASBO.

Update - Costa Coffee got their planning permission retrospectively. They were not given an ASBO!

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