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Newry man fined £30,000 for planning offence

Published on Tue, 17 Feb 2015 by ecomms@doeni.gov.uk.
A Newry man was fined £30,000 plus £805 in legal costs and £15 court costs at Newry Magistrates' Court on Monday 16 February 2015.
Mr Francis McGuiness of Newtown Road, Cloughoge, Newry was found guilty for non compliance with a DOE Planning Enforcement Notice.

The enforcement notice required the appellant to demolish the building at the rear of 43 Newtown Road, Cloughoge, Newry and area of concrete hardstanding in question, remove resulting rubble and reinstate the area by covering in topsoil and sew in grass seed.

Notes to editors:

1. Mr McGuiness was prosecuted under Article 67A of the Planning (Northern Ireland) Order 1991.

2. For media queries contact the DOE Press Office on 028 9025 6058. Out of office hours, call the Executive Information Service’s Duty Press Officer on 07699 715 440 and your call will be returned.

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