Prosecution For Planning Breach In South Godstone

A man from South Godstone has been convicted for failing to comply with a planning enforcement notice.  

Michael Leaver appeared at Guildford Magistrates’ Court last Monday and was fined £650 .  Last August, Tandridge District Council issued a planning enforcement notice to Mr Leaver requiring him to demolish a timber barn which had been built without planning permission, however the barn was not demolished during the three month timeframe.  

The Council’s advocate confirmed to the Court that Mr Leaver must remove the barn and if he wanted to build a new one, he would have to apply for planning permission.