Three successful planning enforcement prosecutions
On Wednesday 8 February, Tandridge District Council had three successful prosecutions heard at Guildford Magistrates’ Court, amounting to total fines and costs of £11,703.
Mr and Mrs McDonald of Tatsfield, pleaded guilty of failing to comply with a Planning Enforcement Notice requiring them to remove a building on their property. They were fined £4,000 and ordered to pay the Council’s costs of £1,211. The McDonalds have agreed to remove the building by the end of March.
Mr and Mrs Farrow of Tatsfield, pleaded guilty of failing to comply with a Breach of Condition Notice, about an extension to their home. They were fined £2,500, ordered to pay the Council's costs of £1,211 and a £170 victim surcharge.
Mr Patel, the owner of a listed building in Bletchingley, was convicted for failing to comply with a s215 Town & Country Planning Act 1990, untidy land notice. He was fined £1,000, ordered to pay the Council’s costs of £1,211 and a £400 victim surcharge.
Councillor Claire Blackwell, Chairman of the Planning Committee, said: “The successful outcome of these investigations is thanks to the hard work of our planning enforcement officers. It also demonstrates we will take action against unlawful or inappropriate development to ensure compliance with our planning policies.”