Acting upon a public complaint, an illegal workshop carrying out fibreglass boat-building in Kampong Jerudong, Mukim Sengkurong was ordered to cease its activities by the Planning Authority for violating Section 23(2) of the Town and Country Planning Order 2015 (TCPO) for conducting its activities without Planning Permission.
The activity was carried out in a residential area causing environmental pollution and discomfort to the neighbourhood.
The Planning Authority also established that no applications were received for the activities of the premise.
The operator complied with the Planning Authority’s order in June by ceasing activities.
The Planning Authority reminded the public to comply with the planning laws, in particular Section 23 of the TCPO which provides that no person shall carry out development, subdivision or consolidation of any land or carry out any work in a conservation area without the Planning Authority’s permission.
The offence carries a maximum BND200,000 fine, and an additional fine of up to BND10,000 for every day the offence continues after conviction.