Basildon Council has served an Untidy Land Notice to remove an abandoned trailer from a plot known as Dunromin, on land south of Hovefields Drive, Wickford.
Under section 215 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, local authorities have the power to serve Notice on the owner of any land or building which is in such a condition that it adversely affects the appearance of the area.
Basildon Council served the notice on Friday (26 January) after the owners of Dunromin failed to respond to previous warnings. Unless an appeal is made, the abandoned trailer must be removed before Monday 26 March.
Failure to comply with the requirements of the notice constitutes a criminal offence and a fine of up to £1,000 upon conviction.