makes £214k claim against council over Burnham mast decision
phone giant O2 is demanding almost £214,500 from cash-strapped
Sedgemoor District Council following an enforcement notice it
issued in Burnham-On-Sea, it has emerged this week.
company wants an "award of costs" made against the council
after an enforcement notice requiring the removal of a temporary
telephone mast near Marine Drive, pictured right.
matter will be discussed by the council's development committee
next Tuesday (March 9th), but it appears that the council will
only be able to ensure such a mistake does not happen again.
council took enforcement action following expiration of the temporary
siting of the mast for six months, during which time O2 was allowed
development. The company immediately appealed against the enforcement
notice, which was upheld at a planning inquiry by a planning inspector.
council spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The inspector
also ordered the council to pay O2's costs, but did not indicate
the amount. As such this decision cannot be challenged."
amount was later determined to be almost £214,500.