Northern Ireland Planning Service

Man fined £1,750 for using garage as dwelling

Published on Fri, 7 Dec 2007
A man who was using a garage as a dwelling was fined £1,750 at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court on 7 December 2007 for failing to comply with planning notices.
Andrew Coulter, of Cottage Studios, Gortrush Industrial Estate, Great Northern Road, Omagh, had been required by the Planning Service to cease the use of a garage at Dhu-Varren Court, Portrush, as a dwelling and to carry out works to return the use of the building to a domestic garage.
Mr Coulter had previously been fined £500 on 7 July 2006 for non-compliance and today he received a further fine of £1750 plus £184 costs for a continuing offence.
The Planning Service brought this action under Article 67A of the Planning (Northern Ireland) Order 1991.

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