WORKMEN have been made to down tools at a site for 80 homes in Wellesbourne.
Persimmon Homes South Midlands applied to build the homes and a play area on land off Loxley Road and Dovehouse Drive in early 2014.
Members of Stratford District Council’s planning committee rejected the proposals, which had also brought objections from the parish council and residents, saying they were unsuitable for the village.
But Persimmon appealed in September and Government Planning Inspector Ian Jenkins opted to overturn the decision.
Planning permission currently exists for the construction of 80 homes on the site following the appeal but this is subject to conditions.
Although details have been submitted to discharge the conditions, works have begun on site prior to Stratford District Council considering these details.
And on Tuesday (July 21) they issued a Temporary Stop Notice (TSN) in a bid to stop unauthorised works at the site.
The TSN requires all works on site to cease and also prevent any further unauthorised work being completed.
Robert Weeks, Head of Environment and Planning said: “The formal action taken was considered necessary and expedient due to the potential harm to protected species, archaeology, highway safety and residential amenity.”
Andy Peters, managing director at Persimmon Homes South Midlands, said: “Initial work at our Loxley Road site in Wellesbourne has been temporarily stopped by Stratford District Council and we are currently waiting for planning officers to give us the go-ahead to continue work on-site.”
The TSN will now run for 28 days at which point the council will consider whether or not to take further action.