Illegal structure removed
PERSONNEL from the Town and Country Planning Department moved in on the premises of an illegal structure at Well Gap, Cave Hill, St Michael, yesterday morning to enforce the law on a business that was constructed without the permission of the Town and Country Planning Department.
They were assisted by workers from the Ministry of Transport and Works responsible for the dismantling of the structure in which the business was being operated, the Electrical Engineering Department and the Royal Barbados Police Force.
“We are removing a structure that was . . . constructed without [permission of ] Town and Country Planning Department. We would have followed standard procedure in writing to the landowner as well as the person who occupied the structure to remove the offending structure. This wasn’t done, so we have reached the stage where we have commissioned the Ministry of Transport and Works to move in for us,” said a source.
The source added: “The structure would be taken off-site to a depot and the owner would have seven days to collect it and its contents.
“So far for the year we would have removed six illegal structures, this one being number seven. We tend to do it in batches, so there would be periods of activity as far as enforcements and obviously we have to mobilise resources and there will be another six that we would be doing over the coming weeks.”
A small crowd of onlookers, mostly children who are on holiday from school, gathered at the scene to observe the proceedings. (RL)