Plymouth caravan owner defied removal order
A CRACKDOWN on disobeying planning orders has led to a Plymouth man being prosecuted.
Mark Austin of Crownhill Road was brought to court after failing to comply with a planning enforcement notice from Cornwall Council.
The order required him to remove an unauthorised caravan used for residential purposes, decking and other items from a site at Tregenna, St Austell.
Austin appeared at Bodmin Magistrates Court on the Wednesday February 6 and pleaded guilty to not complying with the notice.
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Magistrates sentenced him to an 18-month conditional discharge and ordered him to pay council costs of £500.
Council enforcement group leader Jon Drew issued a warning to those who ignore planning imposed measures.
He said: "Non-compliance with an enforcement notice is a criminal offence and persons who do not comply with these notices can expect to be prosecuted."