Temporary stop notice issued

We are acting on a complaint that Persimmon is carrying out construction work on new homes at Plymstock Quarry on Saturdays after 1pm and on Sundays, in breach of agreed hours of working at the site under the terms of their planning permission.

This has happened for the last two weekends and possibly on other occasions. We have contacted Persimmon Homes Cornwall about this at their local HQ at Launceston last week, but they have failed to take steps to stop this activity.

We feel it is necessary to uphold the agreed hours of work at the development so have issued a Temporary Stop Notice on the development yesterday Wednesday 13 December. The notice will last for 28 days and further action will be pursued if necessary after that date.

Failure to comply with the notice could lead to prosecution.

Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Cabinet member for Strategic Transport, Housing and Planning said: “Planning conditions are there for a reason and contractors and developers need to take into account the needs of their neighbours when carrying out work. People have a right to enjoy some peace and quiet at the weekend.“