7 Execution of works required by enforcement notice.E+W
(1)For section 178(1) of the principal Act (power to execute works required by enforcement notice) there is substituted—
“(1)Where any steps required by an enforcement notice to be taken are not taken within the period for compliance with the notice, the local planning authority may—
(a)enter the land and take the steps; and
(b)recover from the person who is then the owner of the land any expenses reasonably incurred by them in doing so.”
(2)For subsections (6) and (7) of that section there is substituted—
“(6)Any person who wilfully obstructs a person acting in the exercise of powers under subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.”
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