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Building: Do not plan for this

Building: Do not plan for this

October 29, 2015

Planning permission and safety standards are two key planks of building work. Watch what happens when they are ignored…

This video shows footage of an illegal outbuilding being demolished by Ealing Council. It had been built without planning permission and inspectors found it had also not been built to required standards to make it fit for habitation. At the time of the demolition, it was in very poor condition with damp and no insulation – and a dead rat was even found. It had been occupied by five people and a small child, despite the landlord insisting the buildings were empty. The occupants have since been found alternative accommodation.

Watch the video for more details – and for advice on building projects and how to report an outhouse in your area anonymously if you are concerned.