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Authorities order ‘hazardous’ storage cleaned out

Two unauthorised storage activities in Kampong Pasai, Mukim Sengkurong were ordered by the Department of Town and Country Planning (TCP) to cease and its building extensions torn down.

According to the TCP, the activities violated Section 23(2) of the Town and Country Planning Order, 2015 (TCPO) for conducting activities and constructing extensions for said activities
without authorisation.

The TCP said the storage activities were carried out on two residential land unsuitable for storage, and the extensions were built within building lines and stored unorganised and hazardous building materials.

The TCP said routine monitoring and inspection in December 2021 showed landowners had complied with the order and had discontinued the activities, demolished the extensions and cleaned up the area.

The public is reminded to comply with the planning laws, in particular Section 23 of the TCPO, which provides that no person shall carry out the development, subdivision or consolidation of any land or carry out any work in a conservation area without permission from the Planning Authority.

Failure to comply is an offence liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding BND200,000 and in the case of continuing to a further fine not exceeding BND10,000 for every day during which the offence continues after conviction.

The public can direct complaints and planning advice to the TCP hotline at 8200222 or email at tcp.aduan@tcp.gov.bn

ABOVE & BELOW: Illegal storage activities on two residential lots before landowners complied with authorities to stop and clean up. PHOTOS: TCP

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