- Court of Appeal upholds £50,000 fines for breach of planning and listed building enforcement notices (R v Western Trading)
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Planning analysis: The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal against a Crown Court judge’s decision to fine a company and its director £50,000 for failing to comply with a listed building enforcement notice (LBEN) and a planning enforcement notice (PEN) issued for the removal of timber shop fronts on a listed building without planning permission. The combination of the attempt to avoid the cost of compliance with ‘obdurate disobedience’ to the notices for over three years was ‘ample justification’ for the level of fines imposed.
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