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30th Jun, 2022

Fines for Henley man after green belt vehicle storage

A RESIDENT in Henley has been fined after failing to comply with two enforcement notices.

Philip Scott, of Hunger Hill, was fined £2,000 and ordered to pay £1,786 costs.

He was also required to pay a £190 victim surcharge.

The notices related to storage, repair, and maintenance of vehicles from the home address at Hunger Hill and the storage of vehicles on adjoining paddock land in the Green Belt.

The notices should have been complied with by June 2018.

In mitigation, it was submitted that Scott had recently made considerable efforts to reduce the number of vehicles on the land.

Magistrates said the area in the Green Belt land needed clearing as soon as possible.

The land had also been the subject of a previous prosecution for non-compliance with the enforcement notices.

Stratford District Council planning spokeswoman Coun Anne Parry said: “This is an important case that gives local people confidence that when there are serious breaches in planning regulations that the district council will act on their behalf when it is right to do so.”

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