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The Melbourne Road, Walthamstow, landlord failed to remove the extension after six months and was fined by Thames Magistrates' Court
A rogue landlord who illegally built a ‘”monstrous” extension has been fined for ignoring orders to demolish it.
Murat Alma failed to seek planning permission for the two-storey building containing two flats at the rear of a property in Melbourne Road, Walthamstow.
He was in June given six months by council officers to pull the structure down, but the order was ignored and he was prosecuted.
Alma was fined £4,000 and ordered to pay costs of £1,230 and a £120 surcharge.
Waltham Forest Council has confirmed it will now continue to seek the demolition of the extension.
Deputy Council Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment Clyde Loakes said: “This is an ugly, monstrous extension that has no regard for the neighbouring properties and is totally out of keeping with the building it is attached to.
Deputy council leader and cabinet member for environment, Clyde Loakes said: “This is an ugly, monstrous extension that has no regard for the neighbouring properties and is totally out of keeping with the building it is attached to.
“There is a very good reason why local authorities need to hang onto powers to stop planning infringements of this nature – they are horrible abuses of our environment, showing no consideration for anyone else and doing nothing but detracting from the area and the built environment generally.”
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