Northern Ireland Planning Service

Co Armagh man fined £400 for planning offences

Published on Fri, 16 Jan 2009
A Co Armagh man was fined a total of £400 plus costs at Armagh Magistrates’ Court today.
Mr Paul Gray, Annareagh Road, Richill, pleaded guilty to non-compliance with two Planning Service Enforcement Notices.
One notice sought the removal of a mobile home, hardstanding and a short access road on lands adjacent to 102 Annareagh Road, Richill.
Mr Gray was fined £200, with £19 court costs and £150 legal fees.
The second enforcement notice sought the removal of an unauthorised building and all ancillary works, including parking and hardstanding. It also sought the removal of all resultant rubble and the reinstatement of the land by re-soiling and re-seeding in grass.
Six months was granted to comply with the requirement to demolish the building after which the Department can return the case to court for the imposition of fines.
Mr Gray was fined £200, with £19 court costs and £1,000 legal fees.
Notes to Editors:
  1. The Planning Service brought the action under Article 72 of the Planning (NI) Order 1991 (as amended).
  2. For media enquiries please contact DOE Press Office 028 9054 0014 or out of office hours, contact the EIS Duty Press Officer on pager 07699 715 440 and your call will be returned.

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