This Green Belt site had an existing club house and planning permission for a modest pavilion to serve a playing field. The appellant embarked on an ambitious scheme for a gym and leisure centre, as revealed by plans submitted for Building Regulations approval, and protested when the local planning authority served a temporary stop notice followed by an enforcement notice. He argued that, far from taking enforcement action, the authority should have negotiated about the conditions it would impose in a retrospective planning permission. He claimed that this approach was mandated by PPG18. Not surprisingly he lost. The development was subsequently demolished.
Richard Langham appeared for the local planning authority.