Injunction served on illegal pallet traders

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A couple who were illegally using a house and garden for storing and distributing wooden pallets for business use have been served with an


Richard John Lewis and Lisa Kay Foster of Somerby Road, Thurnby, were served with the injunction by Harborough District Council earlier this month.

It was served after the pair ignored an enforcement notice issued by the council in January last year asking them to stop using the property for business storage and to remove the pallets.

The council acted after receiving complaints from residents about the property and the use of the land.

After refusing to comply, the pair were taken to court.

At Birmingham Civil Courts of Justice last Wednesday, January 8, Lewis, who was also representing Foster in court, was ordered to sign a consent order before a judge.

This instructs the pair to remove all equipment at the property and prevents the unauthorised use of the site for storage and distribution of wooden pallets.

The pair were also ordered to pay court costs.

Harborough District Council’s planning portfolio holder Cllr Phil King said: “This case sends out a strong message that the failure to comply with enforcement notices will be taken seriously and, if necessary, dealt with through the courts.”