Order to tidy up building made

We’ve served a notice to the owner of the Cooperage instructing them to tidy up the exterior of the property.

Council officers have issued a Section 215 Untidy Land Notice, which requires the owner of the property in Vauxhall Street to tidy the building up after unsuccessful efforts to get improvements made on a voluntary basis.

The owner is being ordered to carry out work including removing vegetation, painting outside masonry and replacing some of the panels that have fallen off.

The action is being taken in response to complaints from residents in the area and is part of ongoing work by the Council to encourage property owners to address eyesore properties.

Deputy leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Strategic Transport, Housing and Planning, Councillor Patrick Nicholson said: “Vauxhall Street is a key road to the Barbican and the state of this building is not doing the area any favours.

“We’ve had complaints from residents about its condition and have also been talking to owners of other properties in the vicinity to encourage them to smarten the appearance of their buildings.”

The external improvement works the Council is asking for is for the minimum works necessary to improve the buildings’ appearance to an acceptable degree.

The minimum necessary period for compliance will be set out in the enforcement notices, which will be issued under Section 215 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990.