Burradon and Camperdown 
police house site
The former police house, Station Road, Camperdown
The former police house, Station Road, Camperdown has been a controversial issue for the past 15 years following the conviction of its former owner for a serious criminal offence and problems created for local residents with a series of attacks by vandals and arsonists (see:http://www.burradon-camperdown.co.uk/EvilHouse.html). There was a brief glimmer of hope in 2007 with the sale of the site to SV Rutter Developments Limited and the proposed development of the site. The plans for the site were rejected and the land has remained derelict and has become overgrow and has regularly been used for fly tipping which has enraged local residents.

North Tyneside Council’s Planning Enforcement proposed to enforce a Section 215 Notice to compel the owner to remove the overgrown vegetation and the rubbish which has accumulated on the site. However, S V Rutter submitted an appeal to the magistrates court at North Shields against the Section 215 Notice and the hearing was held on the 13 January 2012. Mr Rutter provided the court with an undertaking to tidy the site and as a consequence the hearing was adjourned to provide the owner with sufficient time to address residents concerns.