Second Time In Court For Owners Of Oswaldtwistle Derelict Building

Park Developments Ltd, the company which owns Oswald House, a derelict building on Rhyddings St, Oswaldtwistle, has been taken to court for the second time by Hyndburn Council, after failing to make improvements to the property.

Park Developments Ltd, of Selbourne Grove, Bradford, West Yorks, run by Kabir Hussain, was first convicted in October last year for not complying with a notice requiring repairs to be carried out this severely dilapidated property. The notice was served by the Council under section 79 of the Building Act 1984, requiring the company to carry out a range of works to bring the building into a state of repair, including installing new windows and new doors, also roofing works, rendering and painting, along with the removal of all waste materials from the site. Since that date the company has not completed any improvements to the building.

In the second case the company did not attend court and was found guilty in their absence and was ordered to pay £1845 in fines and costs.

Cllr Clare Cleary, Cabinet Member for Housing, said; “Earlier this year the Council served Park Developments Ltd, run by Kabir Hussain, a notice under S79 of the Building Act 1984 requiring works to be carried out to improve the building’s external appearance. They failed to comply with the requirements of the notice and so we’ve taken the company back to court where they’ve now been handed more fines and costs. This is an ongoing offence we will continue with as many prosecutions as required to make this company carry out the renovations and stop the blight on the local community.”

Oswald House, Rhyddings Street, Oswaldtwistle