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Owners fined £5,000 and ordered to pay costs for building house illegally
A house built without planning permission has been demolished and its owners fined £5,000.
Owners Slot UK Ltd pleaded guilty at Thames Magistrates’ Court to failing to comply with an enforcement notice and fined £5,000, with £1,458 costs.
The house was built in Onra Road, Walthamstow, and the developer applied for retrospective planning permission, but this was refused by Waltham Forest Council in 2011.
Slot UK Ltd appealed to the Planning Inspectorate, but it agreed with the council's decision.
Enforcement action was taking by the council in September 2012 requesting the house be demolished by January 2013.
Slot UK Ltd missed the deadline and knocked down the house last month, resulting in legal action by the council and the subsequent fine.
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