Rutland County Council delays making a decision on the future of the Pavilion in Burley

COUNCILLORS have delayed making a decision on a house they believe has gone beyond the limits of its planning application.

Rutland County Council's development control and licensing committee met tonight (Tuesday) and discussed pursuing enforcement action against the owners of the Pavilion in Home Farm Close, Burley.

Councillors refused an application to retain the property in November after it came to light it did not have the proper planning permission.

But a court ruling from 2010 was found meaning that details on an already approved application are deemed to be approved even if they have not been specifically applied for. Planning officers had recommended the council did not pursue enforcement action because of this and said the applicants could have grounds to appeal.

At tonight's meeting, some councillors spoke out and indicated they were minded to pursue enforcement action and Coun Marc Oxley (LibDem) put forward a proposal to pursue enforcement action. But this was withdrawn and a decision was deferred so the options for what form the enforcement could take could be discussed further.

Enforcement action could mean the house has to be dramatically altered.

At the meeting, councillors also approved an application to build a 88ft wind turbine at Springfield Lodge farm in North Luffenham Road, Morcott. It will be the second at the site.

A number of residents from the village were represented at the meeting, opposing the application, and a petition with 119 signatures was also presented.

But councillors said there wouldn't be a big visual impact on neighbouring properties as there was already a wind turbine on the same site which was closer to neighbouring properties.

Councillors also approved an application by Oakham Tennis Club in The Vale to erect 13 floodlights.