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500-capacity marquee to be removed from Davenport Green Hall
AN enforcement order to remove a marquee from the historic grounds of a Hale Barns business has been granted by Trafford planning bosses, after years of delays and protests from the owner.
The 500-capacity marquee was erected without planning permission at Davenport Green Hall, which is on green belt land, in 2008.
The original enforcement order was made on July 21 2010 and was upheld on May 17 2011, but had been deferred due to appeals from the property’s owner, Mohammed Isaq.
However, the order was passed unanimously at a Trafford Council planning committee meeting on September 13.
Speaking on behalf of Mr Isaq, planning agent, Peter Emery, said that Davenport Green Hall is a listed building and, as such, requires repairs of up to £450,000 for which revenue from the marquee is needed to fund.
Mr Emery also said he considered the report to be incomplete, as Mr Isaq had offered to reduce the size and appearance of the marquee and that his client had not have enough time to consider
He further asserted that Mr Isaq would have to make some employees redundant as a result of the enforcement order and asked for the decision to be deferred.
Cllr Laurence Walsh said: “We deferred at a previous meeting and we don’t like doing this. I am happy with the report.”
Cllr Phil Gatrix seconded Cllr Walsh’s assertion that the order be enforced and added: “I am aggrieved that our officers are being criticised.”
The council has received numerous letters of complaint from those living close to the Shay Lane site with regards noise and traffic pollution.
A previous report ruled that the development was not appropriate for the green belt.