PEOPLE living in Tenbury and the Teme Valley need to be aware of the danger of having work done without getting the necessary planning permission.

Malvern Hills District Council is prepared to take enforcement action.

This point was made by Tony Penn, who represents Tenbury on Malvern Hills District Council.

He reported to Tenbury Town Council of a case in which people are being forced to undo major work on a house in the area.

“A notice was served on Willow Barn in Upton Warren,” said Mr Penn.

“Two dormer windows had been built on the frontage of a non-designated heritage asset.

“It was felt to be detrimental in terms of design, impact on the historic fabric, and the setting and character of the converted barn. An appeal to the Planning Inspectorate was followed by the Enforcement Notice being upheld.

“The owner has three months to remove the dormers.

“In another action involving Rose Cottage, Callow End, the Planning Inspectorate dismissed an appeal against an Enforcement Notice that was served in June 2018.

Mr Penn is a former chairman of planning on Malvern Hills District Council.