Jalsea Marine Services were told today that they would have to pay a total of £12 000 for ignoring ECDC’s Enforcement Notice to remove building work carried out at Roswell without planning permission. Magistrate Hamish Ross said “We have listened carefully to the arguments of both parties but in the bench’s opinion the terms of the enforcement notice were clear and the work should have been carried out by the company. The bench therefore fines Jalsea Marine Services a total of £7000 with a contribution of £5000 court costs.”
Jalsea Marine now have two weeks to pay the fine. Importantly, we understand that even after payment the terms of the Enforcement Notice still need to be met, and that if they are not, ECDC will prosecute the company again. The court result and ECDC’s robust stance are obviously great news for everyone in Ely who wants to see Roswell spared from commercial development.