Statement Regarding Work at Garden Mill (also known as Lock's Hill), Derby Road, Kingsbridge
South Hams District Council Leader Cllr Judy Pearce said: "The temporary stop notice was issued because the developer had started work before it was allowed to do so under the planning permission. It was also the case that the works that it had carried out were causing significant environmental damage. Having done so, the Council is very disappointed that the Developer has carried on with the unauthorised works.
"As the temporary stop notice is not being complied with, the Council is in the process of gathering the necessary evidence to prosecute the Developer and all those not complying with the notice. The maximum penalty on conviction is an unlimited fine. The Council will be seeking an early court hearing."