IHBC features ‘Heritage the doorstep’: Landlord slapped with £15k bill for ignoring planning process

A Woking landlord was fined for failing to comply with a planning enforcement notice requiring him to demolish an unlawful extension.

Surrey Live writes:

A landlord who “believed he could act with impunity” has been ordered to tear down an unlawful extension and ordered to pay more than £15,000 in fines and fees. Sultan Mahmood was given the hefty bill after being sentenced at Guildford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday October 24, Woking Borough Council, said after he repeatedly failed to comply with a planning enforcement notice…

… Councillor Liam Lyons, Woking Borough Council ’s portfolio holder for planning said: “Regulations are in place to protect the local environment from inappropriate and overzealous development. Sadly, this is an example of a property owner who believed he could act with impunity by ignoring the planning process….”

“….As Mr Mahmood has found to his own cost, the alternatives are often far more costly than just doing the job properly in the first place.”

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