Barry homebuyers move in despite enforcement action

Waterfront new homes in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales
Waterfront new homes in Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales
Planning permission was originally granted at South Quay Parkside, Barry Waterfront, on condition that no properties would be occupied until a range of District Centre of shops, restaurants and cafes was constructed.

The District Centre was due for completion by 2016 but up to now none of the buildings have been built at the dockland development.

Vale of Glamorgan Council has issued a Planning Condition Enforcement Notice on the consortium of developers, Taylor Wimpey, Barratt Homes and Persimmon. The breach follows a previous temporary stop notice which prevented occupancy of new homes for 28 days, and the latest move means the developers cannot sell or build any additional homes on the site.

Barry Waterfront is due to have 2,000 new homes by the time building is completed.

A number of properties at the site that were due to have pre-Christmas completions already had contracts exchanged on them.

Despite the enforcement action, the council has assured those families already in the process of buying houses on the development that they could still move into their new homes. Ordinarily, this would have been in breach of the stop notice.

Always have a home building survey from an independent RICS Chartered Surveyor when buying property in Barry or elsewhere in Wales or England, and check the legal position of any property, especially a new development, with a solicitor or licenced conveyancer.

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