We have been contacted by a local resident about a neighbouring property which has been partially built for the last 10 years. The resident lives next door and is complaining about rats/ insecurity of the site and it being unsightly. He is requesting the council uses its EDMO /CPO powers as, despite an ongoing dialogue between the developer and other residents, they have failed to reach a satisfactory conclusion. The developer has built other properties in the immediate area.
Planning & Building Control have no powers to take any action. Environmental Health have visited, noted that it is nearly complete but have no concerns. No one seems to have powers to enforce completion. I have advised the resident that I cannot act as this is not technically an empty property as has never been occupied, therefore a CPO/EDMO is not appropriate.
Has anyone come across this scenario? Any advice gratefully received.