Glenanne man fined £30,000 for planning offence
Published on Fri, 16 Mar 2012 by firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr Kieran Burke, of Greenmount Properties Ltd, with an address at Mowhan Road, Glenanne, was convicted, in his absence, and fined £30,000 at Armagh Magistrates' Court today for non-compliance with two Enforcement Notices.
Mr Burke was fined £15,000 for each notice and ordered to contribute £75 towards departmental costs and £26 court costs.
The Department served two Enforcement Notices under Article 68 of the Planning (NI) Order 1991, as amended in relation to:- unauthorised operational development of a shop, diner, storage buildings and ancillary concrete areas and hardstandings; and unauthorised change of use of lands relating to vehicle sales, washing of vehicles and storage.
The Department previously refused planning permission for a shop at this location and a subsequent planning appeal failed.
The Enforcement Notices required Mr Burke to demolish and remove the buildings, remove the concrete and hardstanding areas, cease sales of vehicles, cease washing of vehicles and reinstate the site by resoiling and reseeding in grass.
Notes to editors:
1. Mr Burke was convicted under Article 72 of the Planning (NI) Order 1991, as amended, as it is an offence to be in breach of an enforcement notice.
2. A breach of a notice occurs where, at any time after the period for compliance has lapsed, any step required to be taken has not been taken.
3. On 18 June 2010 Mr Burke was previously convicted of these offence and fined £30,000.
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