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Exmoor National Park Authority Planning Officer, Trevor Short’s professional misconduct? Enforcement Notice Appeal


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Have you also raised complaints about Exmoor National Park Authority planning officer, Trevor Short’s professional misconduct?

Over the past 15 years since relocating to Exmoor we have become accustomed to dealing with ENPA planning officers, It has already been proven by ourselves and accepted by the ENPA that there has been a residential mobile home on the site from the 1970’s, and was made immune from any prosecution in 2009. It has been used for this residential purpose for 15 years the entire time of our ownership. The fence which surrounds the mobile home has also been there for over 15 years with no previous issue ever found by ENPA. Whilst it has been replaced after requiring maintenance it remains in keeping with Exmoor. Made from finger posts and wire fencing. Materials that can be purchased at all agricultural suppliers, erected in the same way and cosmetically similar to any other fence you would expect to see across the park. We were therefor very surprised when we received this enforcement notice in march 2018 to remove the mobile home.

We are making our enforcement notice appeal public for the benefit of other Exmoor residents following today’s email’s received from ENPA’s planning officer Joe White which can only be described as “phishing emails” whereby he suggests the planning inspectorate have not received our appeal as they have not confirmed receipt with ENPA. Concerned our appeal had gone astray, despite royal mail proof of delivery we contacted Mark at the planning inspectorate who seemed confused as it is not standard practice for them to contact the local authority. Included in these emails from Joe he also makes reference to current complaints raised against ENPA planning officer Trevor Short with regards his professional misconduct in particular divulging confidential information to non authorised third parties and with holding information, despite the complaint been out of the control of ENPA. As well as enclosing an attached file referring to communications Trevor Short supposedly made in both January and March containing the 330 notice. However we never received these then or have since, despite requesting copies and proof of delivery from ENPA several times since receiving the enforcement notice in March 2018.

A screenshot taken from the royal mail website confirming our appeal was signed for by the inspectorate

A screenshot taken from the royal mail website confirming our appeal was signed for by the inspectorate

Have you also raised complaints about Exmoor National Parks planning officer, Trevor Short’s professional misconduct? Or, Do you have a similar story of harassment?

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Screenshot picturing Trevor Short taken from his public Facebook profile.

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Grounds in which we Appeal –


Ground A – Planning permission should be granted retrospective to any breaches that may or may not have occurred.

It has and will remain our intention to work with ENPA and in guidance with current planning policies. It is a fact that Appendix A is already an established and recognised unit, therefore ENPA themselves have never expressed a need to seek planning permission prior to this notice since its recognised immunity in 2009, explained more under ground c. We will however endeavour to seek permission should we be found in breach.
Planning permission should be granted retrospective to any breaches that may or may not have occurred once the following facts are taken in to account.

  1. Appendix A is not clearly visible from the public highway or from any public footpath. Neither does it impose on any neighbouring properties or distract from the parks natural beauty. Enthusiastic however to work with ENPA in respect of replacing Appendix A with an alternative design, such as a log cabin or small cottage, should this better suit the ENPA vision.
  2. Appendix A has very good established access from the highway with clear views left and right. Serving as access to the land and appendix A prior to our purchase of Black Gate Cottage. As well as alternative access across the Barton Plantation to Shoulsborough Farm. It is within the 30 mile per hour zone with off road parking available within black gate cottages domestic curtilage.
  3. As an already established unit with no prior flooding we can be positive it is in no way sited on a high flood risk site.
  4. As illustrated not only on the map submitted in this notice, but also on the challacombe map within the current ENPA local plan and vision Appendix A is in a geographically acceptable line of other neighbouring dwellings.
  5. Appendix A falls within the catchment areas of Bratton Fleming Primary and Pilton Community College, with school busses stopping at the village. It is a fact that Bratton Fleming Primary school is currently requesting more pupils. For small schools to remain open we must look to increase residential dwellings as a pose to reduce them.
  6. Appendix A is a valuable asset to the village of Challacombe providing added variety, affordable accommodation and is in keeping with other property owners who also contribute to the economics of the village and tourism sector providing holiday accommodation, which we also support promoting Challacombe as a whole to visitors. (Please see map for further reference) It is a fact that ENPA recognise a vast majority of local businesses and families rely upon the revenue generated through tourism, included in their vision for 2031 6. There is increased public awareness and enjoyment of the National Park, a warm welcome and high quality experience for everyone seeking inspiration, tranquillity and active outdoor recreation, leading to greater understanding of Exmoor and its way of life and a wider appreciation of the contribution that National Parks make to quality of life. Through our guest reviews and feedback from local businesses Appendix A, better known as Exmoor Blue Bird, has proven to be an asset increasing revenues and footfall in nearby establishments such as The Black Venus Inn and Challacombe Post Office and Stores. It’s loss would not only affect our own guests but also nearby independent businesses. In keeping with ENPA policy RT-D8 2. B There is no intensification to use or activity, and the site is retained as a single business unit.
  7. Appendix A, its surrounding area and any future development will remain small scale, low impact and proactive in reducing pollution and damage to our ecosystem having updated indoor lighting to more sustainable led models and ensuring our dark skies are not only preserved by the use of no outdoor lighting our dark sky reserve is in fact promoted, attracting visitors who primarily desire to experience Exmoor at night. Contributing to ENPA Local Plan vision 2031 1. Exmoor’s distinct and diverse landscapes and seascapes are maintained and enhanced, with an increased awareness of their importance. In 2031, Exmoor’s outstanding natural beauty with its mosaic of distinct and diverse landscapes and its dramatic coast and seascape, has been safeguarded and enhanced. Exmoor is still recognised as providing a sense of remoteness, wildness and tranquillity with landscapes predominantly free from, and with no increase in, intrusive structures and large scale development. It is renowned for its views of the night sky and lack of light pollution.
  8. The application is favourably compliant with ENPA new local plan Vision 2031 7. Exmoor’s communities retain a continuity of connection with the land; and communities are taking the lead in shaping future development to meet their needs and aspirations including access to services, housing, communications and infrastructure. 3. There is an enhanced knowledge of the historic environment of Exmoor; increased awareness of the value of its cultural heritage, and the most important historical sites, settlements, buildings and features are conserved and their historical character retained. The historic environment, cultural and community heritage of the people of Exmoor has been sustained. Archaeological sites, historic settlements, buildings, farmsteads and features are conserved and where appropriate enhanced. It is unreasonable to remove a recognised historical entity after such a long period of time. Appendix A is sited on land adjacent to Black Gate Cottage and is its own entity title number DN207526, having never previously been recorded as ever been owned by the same proprietors as Black Gate Cottage before. The purpose of Appendix A holds great history and purpose to the site providing accommodation for those who have also previously occupied it. The land was made subject to the rights by a deed of grant dated 1st September 1959 made between one Mortimer Noel Ford and others and two The Badgeworthy Land Company ltd. Soon after in the 1960’s the tin lambing shed which remains today was constructed with the proprietors exercising the rights of deed, grazing the barton plantation. It was then during the late 1960’s early 1970 that a mobile home was first located on the site of Appendix A. It is not only part of the history of Exmoors connection between the land and the people who have previously occupied. It remains invaluable to the sustainability of the future.

Ground C – There has not been a breach of planning control

Policies ENPA Claim we are in breach should be disregarded –
ENPA have enforced this notice of change of use to residential, however it is a matter of fact that appendix A is a recognised residential entity. It has already been proven by ourselves and accepted by the ENPA that there has been a residential mobile home on the site from the 1970’s, and was made immune from any prosecution in 2009. It has been used for this residential purpose for 15 years the entire time of our ownership. The fence which surrounds the mobile home has also been there for over 15 years with no previous issue ever found by ENPA. Whilst it has been replaced after requiring maintenance it remains in keeping with Exmoor. Made from finger posts and wire fencing. Materials that can be purchased at all agricultural suppliers, erected in the same way and cosmetically similar to any other fence you would expect to see across the park. As the surrounding land makes up grazing for livestock it is is also fenced, as are fields within the adjoining barton plantation to which we also exercise our grazing rights, a well practised and reasonable measure when raising animals to ensure their safety. In keeping with ENPAs policy CE-D1 which is set out to protect Exmoor’s landscape, it is a fact that no outside lighting or other harmful materials are in place and that we do in fact promote and enhance these qualities.

Exmoor Blue Bird and it’s surrounding fencing

ENPA local plans vision for Exmoor 2031 6. There is increased public awareness and enjoyment of the National Park, a warm welcome and high quality experience for everyone seeking inspiration, tranquillity and active outdoor recreation, leading to greater understanding of Exmoor and its way of life and a wider appreciation of the contribution that National Parks make to quality of life. There is a warm welcome and high quality Exmoor experience for everyone who visits the National Park to discover its natural and historic environment, seek inspiration, enjoyment, tranquillity, wildness and to take part in active outdoor recreation and activities. These are linked to a viable and sustainable local economy (including the local area beyond the National Park) with a range of accommodation. This includes accommodation which enables young people and families to stay, based on small scale, accessible educational, tourism and recreation facilities, which benefit from and are in sympathy with Exmoor’s environment and ways of life and which respond to the needs of visitors and local communities. As travel has become more expensive, people are choosing to extend their visits, some use alternative forms of transport and rely less on the private car.

  1. There is a strong, diverse and resilient economy where farming, forestry, land management and rural enterprises are playing a lead role in conserving and enhancing Exmoor’s special qualities, producing high quality food and other produce, and conserving local breeds. There is a sustainable tourism and recreation economy in harmony with local communities and the environment.

Over the past two years Appendix A, Exmoor Blue Bird has provided affordable accommodation for families who may not otherwise have been able to afford to visit our beautiful park. Through welcoming guests and through www.theexmoorholidaycompany.co.uk we have proven our commitment to this vision, as you will see if you visit us online promoting all aspects of the park from its dark skies reserve, caremoor for exmoor, other holiday homes, visitor attractions to unique travel guides such as “Our Heart of Exmoor route, avoiding M5 and North Devon Link Road, A361”
The ENPA claim we are in breach of section HC-S1 and HC-D11 however this has no bearing on Appendix A as it is not a new housing development, nor is it a new residential static caravan. As Ground A previously explained in more depth.

9.103 Policy HC-D11 enables flexibility for holiday lets or existing extended family dwellings to change occupancy to either type of occupancy.
It is a fact that policy RT-D4 is also not in breach as claimed by ENPA. As they have already acknowledged Appendix A as a residential entity and part of our home in 2009. Quote RT-D4 8.37 The local planning authority cannot directly control or influence the use of existing open market homes The RT-D8 policy refers to new caravan sites, to which Appendix A does not apply. Appendix A is not a caravan site nor a new entity. It is a recognised single unit located within our smallholding. The small income generated from welcoming guests to stay subsidies our life on exmoor and our smallholding. As well as benefiting local establishments such as Challacombe Post Office & The Black Venus Inn. In keeping with ENPAS policies of living sustainably within the park and in no way a new commercial service or community service as alleged by ENPA Appendix A cannot be in breach of policy CE-S6. This would imply that signage is visible and that we were open to the public. Neither of which occurs, the only sign at the property is a small house sign on the garage door.

Our Smallholding from the main road, as you can see only one very small house sign

Economy and Employment 15.8 – The Publication Draft Local Plan is positive for the economy and employment as it seeks to encourage development which will help strengthen and diversify the Exmoor economy and sustain the high quality environment of the National Park. The economy is largely driven by the tourism and agriculture sectors,

1.14 Opportunities for growth and investment to support sustainable development within the National Park exist through the development of the traditional tourism and land management sectors in addition to both lifestyle and knowledge-based businesses.


Ground E – The notice was not properly served on everyone with an interest in the land.

  1. The land appendix A is sited is owned by Mr & Mrs Hodgkiss, soley and outright. As shown on the land registry and title deeds it has no interest to LLoyds TSB, Cheltenham & Gloucester or Mrs C Hill. However these unauthorised third parties were contacted and also received copies of this notice, despite ENPA having full knowledge of this information. As stated in the planning contravention notice questionnaire, completed 29.11.2016. Since this was acknowledged by ENPA by David Wyborne on 11.04.17 (please see document attached including our cooperative response dated 13.04.17) we have received no other written communication, until this enforcement notice dated 28/3/2018.
  2. Despite our best efforts to work with Trevor Short ENPA planning officer requesting on several occasions information on how we could resolve this or if indeed we were required to apply for holiday let use. During a number of visits from Trevor Short in 2016 and April 2017 we explained the mobile home was a recognised residential entity, as there is no current requirement to change use from residential to holiday let we were unclear on what permission if any we must seek. On all of these occasions we were instructed that appendix A was to removed regardless of the facts or without any discussion. During Trevor Shorts visits it is also a fact he was made aware of future plans for Black Gate Cottage. Which would be made possible when Black Gate Cottage’s mortgage was paid in April 2018 and transferred from Mrs C Hill to Mr & Mrs Hodgkiss. Allowing them to lend against the property in turn kick starting plans, which include completing Black Gate Cottages extension, converting part of the cottage into an all year round holiday property and upgrading Appendix A to a newer model or something similar such as a log cabin that would suit the rural situation more hoping to work with ENPA preferences.
  3. With evidence of substantial prejudice and time delaying efforts from ENPA. It is a fact that the enforcement notice was not issued in the correct and proper informative way. No enforcement notice appeal form or a copy of ENPA’s policies were enclosed. However a guide to making your appeal was enclosed which included a discontinued contact number for the planning inspectorate. Following several wasted days of telephone calls and emails to ENPA we were informed we would have to get an appeal form from Bristol. The appeal form we received from the planning inspectorate arrived along with a new how to appeal guide. It was at this point it was made clear the guide sent from ENPA along with the enforcement notice was in fact now out of date. Since the April 2012 version we received there has been two revisions made of this guide the most recent published in March 2017.
  4. ENPA have submitted an incorrect scale drawing which shows a unit behind Appendix A, marked B that is not in existence. Please see maps and attached pictures, during 2015 we did in fact start assembly of a wooden shed in this location, however work was stopped before the main structure could be completed. Following a complaint and visit from Trevor Short who insisted it could not be completed it was removed immediately. This should be disregarded by the inspectorate as it may be portrayed as a preferable unit to develop in accordance with the current local plan.

Screenshot taken from ENPA local plan and vision 2031 which clearly shows Appendix A as a recognised unit

Screenshot taken from ENPA local plan and vision 2031 which clearly shows Appendix A as a recognised unit


Ground G – That the time given to comply with this notice is to short.

  1. The fact that no communication from ENPA has been made since they visited April 2017 after receiving the completed contravention questionnaire, including non receipt of the section 330 notice mentioned.
  2. The missing appeal forms which caused a large delay as we received no response from ENPA for some time followed by the postal time from Bristol once able to locate them. As the contact number provided in the out of date guide was no longer in use and due to the adverse weather conditions causing loss of internet connection. We were forced to wait for ENPA to respond.
  3. In conjunction with the matter of the out of date how to appeal guide which we had already studied, we then had to read the up to date version costing us further delays.
  4. No Local Plan vision to 2031 has ever been sent, despite requesting this from ENPA

Demonstrating ENPA’s poor service and attention to detail resulting in what can only be described as sabotage, portraying an incorrect image, causing unnecessary diversion and delay.


Supporting Documentation

Enforcement Notice Received from ENPA – Click for Copy

Change of use of land to residential
Black Gate Cottage, Challacombe, Exmoor, EX31 4TU
LPA – Exmoor National Park Authority
Date of Issue – 28.03.2018
Date of Enforcement – 02.05.2018
Reference – ENF/090090/16


Completed Enforcement Notice Appeal Form – Click for Copy


Enforcement Notice Appeal Grounds of Appeal – Supporting sheets – Click for Copy

From: Sara Hodgkiss <sarahodgkiss70@outlook.com>
Sent: 01 May 2018 16:16

To: Sarah Bryan <SEBryan@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk>

Subject: Regarding – Enforcement Notice Appeal – Black Gate Cottage, Challacombe EX31 4TU – 28.03.2018 – Reference – ENF/090090/16
Sent: 01 May 2018 16:16

To: Sarah Bryan <SEBryan@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk>

Subject: Regarding – Enforcement Notice Appeal – Black Gate Cottage, Challacombe EX31 4TU – 28.03.2018 – Reference – ENF/090090/16

Mr & Mrs Hodgkiss

Black Gate Cottage

Challacombe

EX31 4TU

01598 763477

sarahodgkiss70@outlook.com

Sarah Bryan

Chief Executive Officer

Exmoor National Park Authority

Exmoor House

Dulverton

Somerset

TA22 9HL

SEBryan@exmoornationalpark.gov.uk

Date – 30th April 2018

Regarding – Enforcement Notice Appeal – Black Gate Cottage, Challacombe EX31 4TU – 28.03.2018 – Reference
– ENF/090090/16

Dear Sarah Bryan,

I am writing to inform you of the submitted enforcement notice appeal sent to the planning inspectorate, Bristol.

Copies of the completed enforcement notice appeal form and supporting 25 page document can be found at the below links. A copy of the completed
planning contravention notice questionnaire, 29.11.2016 has also been enclosed.

Supporting 25 page doc – Enforcement Notice Appeal – Black Gate Cottage, Challacombe EX31 4TU – 28.03.2018 – Reference – ENF/090090/16

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fO14wUERFF4e7iS_Y5sp3hAal6eor36N5NfreTP7k6Y

Copy of Completed Enforcement Notice Appeal Form

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TInCch7eXcCDG7dot26NR20XGz5202Uw/view

Acknowledgment upon receiving this enforcement notice appeal should be made immediately, either by email or telephone.

Yours Sincerely

Mr & Mrs Hodgkiss

11 days after receiving a copy of the completed enforcement notice appeal

Subject: FW: Regarding – Enforcement Notice Appeal – Black Gate Cottage, Challacombe EX31 4TU – 28.03.2018 – Reference – ENF/090090/16

Dear Mr & Mrs Hodgkiss,

I write further to your letter to Sarah Bryan dated 30th April 2018, and email shown below, advising that you have submitted an Enforcement Notice appeal to the Planning Inspectorate. While this Authority has received your letter,
which provides links for downloading your appeal form and supporting documents, I am not certain that the Planning Inspectorate has received these papers. I hope it is helpful, therefore, to alert you to this matter at this juncture. The reason for my uncertainty
is that typically the National Park Authority would receive an email from the Planning Inspectorate on receipt of an Enforcement Appeal, to confirm an appeal has been received. It appears that we have not received such confirmation to date and I would, therefore,
urge you to check this, unless you have received separate such confirmation from the Inspectorate and you are content that the appeal has been received appropriately.

I will take time to read through your appeal papers and this Authority will be able to act in earnest on this matter once we have received confirmation of a valid appeal from the Planning Inspectorate. In relation to this matter, it appears
that you have not paid the appropriate fee for the appeal under ground (a). Please note that the annex to the Enforcement Notice provides information on the fee payable in this case.

You will be aware that the Planning Inspectorate will not be able to validate an appeal until all the necessary supporting documents are received and that the supporting documentation needs to have been received within the appropriate deadline
for the appeal.

Turning to other matters, and without prejudice to any appeal, it is noted that you refer to an ongoing complaint in relation to the conduct of an officer at this Authority, and you say that you have had “no response from ENPA officer Rob
to date”. I am uncertain who “Rob” is, and to the specific nature of your complaint. However, I did receive an email from Mrs Porter in relation to the Enforcement Notice on 16th April 2018, and I provided a written response to that email on 20
April 2018. I have attached a copy of that email for ease of reference and for convenience.

I hope these comments are of some help.

Best wishes

Joe

Joe White

Principal Planning Officer (DM)

Exmoor National Park Authority

Exmoor House, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9HL

Following this email we telephoned the planning inspectorate who seemed confused as it is not protocol for them to inform local authorities upon receiving an appeal.

To: ‘Sara Hodgkiss’ <sarahodgkiss70@outlook.com>
Subject: RE: Regarding – Enforcement Notice Appeal – Black Gate Cottage, Challacombe EX31 4TU – 28.03.2018 – Reference – ENF/090090/16

Dear Mrs Hodgkiss,

Thank you for your reply. My concern was to ensure that the appeal had been made appropriately given my observation that this Authority has not received such notification, which we would typical receive when
appeals are submitted. Although perhaps that is the case when appeals are submitted electronically, and it appears here that the appeal was made in hard paper copy, posted to the Planning Inspectorate. Nonetheless, it is helpful that you have confirmed that
the appeal has been received by the Inspectorate.

We can now await to here from the Planning Inspectorate before acting further.

There does appear to be the matter of the outstanding fee that is payable, which will require attention.

Best wishes

Joe

Joe White

Principal Planning Officer (DM)

Exmoor National Park Authority

Exmoor House, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9HL

Considering the renown lack of reliable internet connection, especially until the recent arrival of fibre optics in the area , it is reasonable to expect ENPA planning officers to be fully aware of the procedures surrounding appeals especially when submitted as a hard copy.

Update – Wednesday 16th May 2018

Date: 15/05/2018 15:06 (GMT+00:00)
Subject: RE: Regarding – Enforcement Notice Appeal – Black Gate Cottage, Challacombe EX31 4TU – 28.03.2018 – Reference – ENF/090090/16

Dear Joe White,

I confirm we have received postal appeal forms. The appeals are currently awaiting validation, the references are as follows:

APP/F9498/C/18/3202347 Mr M Hodgkiss

APP/F9498/C/18/3202348 Mrs S Hodgkiss

I note we have not received a copy of the enforcement notice, I would be grateful if you could please forward a full copy.

Many thanks,

Jena

Enforcement Appeals Officer

The Planning Inspectorate
3E, Hawk Wing, Temple Quay House

2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN

Tel: 0303 444 5570

Email: ECAT@pins.gsi.gov.uk
3E, Hawk Wing, Temple Quay House

2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN

Tel: 0303 444 5570

Email: ECAT@pins.gsi.gov.uk

Date: 16/05/2018 14:05 (GMT+00:00)

To: ‘ECAT’ <ECAT@pins.gsi.gov.uk>

Subject: RE: Regarding – Enforcement Notice Appeal – Black Gate Cottage, Challacombe EX31 4TU – 28.03.2018 – Reference – ENF/090090/16

Dear Jena,

Thank you for your email. Attached is a copy of the enforcement notice, as requested.

Best wishes

Joe

Joe White

Principal Planning Officer (DM)

Exmoor National Park Authority

Exmoor House, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9HL

Tel: 01398 323665

Direct Line: 01398 322254

Working together for Exmoor

From: Sara Hodgkiss [mailto:sarahodgkiss70@outlook.com]
Sent: 16 May 2018 14:
24

To: Joe White <JIWhite@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk>

Subject: Re: Regarding – Enforcement Notice Appeal – Black Gate Cottage, Challacombe EX31 4TU – 28.03.2018 – Reference – ENF/090090/16

Dear Joe,

Why was the enforcement notice not sent to the inspectorate at the correct time? This would imply the enforcement was never carried out in any offical manner as the
inspectorate had no idea of the enforcement untill they received our appeal. A matter for further investigation.

The ENPA did send the enforcement notice not only to ourselves but 3 other unauthorised persons Lloyds TSB, Cheltenham and Gloucester and Mrs C Hill. It is a fact that
to this date ENPA have yet to correct these third parties to the fact the notice has no relation to them. As we have since received a letter requesting information from LLoyds all information, including all communications will be kept up to date, live at the below
link to ensure clarity to all now involved.

Mrs Sara Hodgkiss

Date: 16/05/2018 14:37 (GMT+00:00)
To: ‘Sara Hodgkiss’ <sarahodgkiss70@outlook.com>
Cc: ‘ECAT’ <ECAT@pins.gsi.gov.uk>
Subject: RE: Regarding – Enforcement Notice Appeal – Black Gate Cottage, Challacombe EX31 4TU – 28.03.2018 – Reference – ENF/090090/16

Dear Mrs Hodgkiss,

Thank you for your email. The requirement to send a copy of the Enforcement Notice to the Planning Inspectorate strictly lies with you – please refer to section ‘I’ of your appeal form that you have sent to the
Inspectorate, where ‘note 2’ confirms that you have attached a copy of the enforcement notice and plan. It appears that you have not provided this and the Inspectorate has requested that I do so in the alternative. This has been carried out.

The matter of how the notice has been served has been raised in your appeal, and that is the forum to consider that matter, should your appeal be confirmed as valid.

I will take time to look at the link provided.

Regards

Joe White

Principal Planning Officer (DM)

Exmoor National Park Authority

Exmoor House, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9HL

Tel: 01398 323665

Direct Line: 01398 322254

Working together for Exmoor

From: Sara Hodgkiss <sarahodgkiss70@outlook.com>
Date: 16/05/2018 14:49 (GMT+00:00)
Subject: Re: Regarding – Enforcement Notice Appeal – Black Gate Cottage, Challacombe EX31 4TU – 28.03.2018 – Reference – ENF/090090/16
Dear Joe,
I do believe it is also the responsibility of the local authority to provide this. Hense the confusion over the lack of reference number when we telephoned the inspectorate last week. We also never received duplicate copies of the enforcement notice sent
by you, which one would expect if they were also to be sent. As it is unreasonable to be expected to be left without a personal copy.
I will also raise this in our on going external complaints to your governing ombudsmen.
Mrs Sara Hodgkiss

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