Council must act to stop unauthorised back garden homes

During questions to Local Government Ministers Eric Pickles and Nick Bowles in Parliament on Monday 17 September Mike Gapes hit out at the failure of Tory/Lib Dem Redbridge Council to take action against unauthorised development in back gardens

Mike Gapes (Ilford South) (Lab/Co-op): Will the Minister have a word with the Secretary of State and ask him to get on a train that will take him from his constituency through Shenfield to Ilford, so that he can see how the Tory-Liberal council in Redbridge is not enforcing the existing legislation preventing people from having unauthorised development in their back gardens?

Nick Boles: The hon. Gentleman has done a fantastic job of drawing that matter to the attention of the House and of the nation, and I am sure that he will be able to put pressure on his local authority to follow the law.


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