Action taken on unauthorised vehicle movements in Stanford-le-Hope
ENFORCEMENT action taken by Thurrock Council could see companies who continue to drive HGVs and lorries on residential streets during anti-social hours taken to court.
HGVs and lorries have been causing significant disruption to residential streets near a Stanford-le-Hope industrial estate outside the permitted hours of 7am to 7pm. Despite notices being served in December last year, continued out-of-hours movements of vehicles leaving and heading towards an occupier on Stanhope Industrial Estate in Wharf Road have sparked further complaints from residents living nearby.
Cllr Rob Gledhill, Leader of Thurrock Council, said: “We will not tolerate this public nuisance by drivers and the companies that they work for. It is simply not acceptable for residents to be disturbed by these vehicles outside permitted hours. We have issued statutory notices against the site occupier and are now pursing all options to enforce planning control.
“Any out-of-hours activity that is reported to us at the Stanhope Estate is followed up, particularly if an occupier has already been warned their actions are unacceptable. We will always take unauthorised HGV and lorry movements very seriously.”
To report out-of-hours HGV and lorry movements, go to thurrock.gov.uk/planning-enforcement