A very dubious use of a S215 notice by K&C after a new paint job on house house – the Beach Hit paint job. Not a LB or A4D so development but permitted development. Obviously a case of political pressure to ‘find a way’. The courts in In Berg v Salford City Council have held that a notice can cover improvements and not just ‘poor condition and maintenance thereof’. This to my mind is excessive interference in property rights. Lets say someone was refused planning permission and painted on the front of their house, ‘Councillor Sloe go to hell’, now imagine a section 215 notice coming in. It does raise the point of the fine line between section notices on condition and deemed advert consent.