chapter  3
The Local Authority
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It should also be obvious that, because of the actions of a few unthinking people in the past, there is now very little that can be done to a property without having to consult the Local Authority (the local council). Thinking people would probably also agree that if the regulations were relaxed that the ‘fringe element’ would return to their old ways. To some, having to conform to rules is seen as an infringement of their civil liberties, but as I have tried to indicate in the previous chapter, control over ‘development’ is no bad thing.