Clampdown on eyesore
building material by council
Eyesore building material left
outside properties is being targeted in a clamp-down by Newham
Council's enforcement officers.
The council is reminding all householders and builders
that by law any material left on the public highway - roads,
pavements or verges- needs to have a licence.
Charges vary depending on how long material is left out.
Council street scene enforcement officers warn they will be taking
tough action against anyone flouting the law. Anyone doing so faces
a fixed penalty fine of £150, or criminal prosecution in more
Newham Council's Cllr Ian Corbett, Executive Member for
Infrastructure and Environment, said: "Building material illegally
left outside properties isn't just an eyesore - it can also be
dangerous. We want to ensure Newham is kept clean and road users
Conditions will apply to the license, such as a maximum period of
time. Penalty charges will be applied when materials remain past
the allowed period or when placed without prior approval.
To apply for permission to place materials on the highway please
download an application form (pdf) or contact the
Network Management and Street Works Team administrator on 020
3373 1463 or 020 3373 2000, via email:
Alternately fax the council for details on 020 8430 1041. Allow 24
hours for processing of an application.