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Newquay couple prosecuted over illegal balcony

By CG_Steve  |  Posted: March 28, 2013

Bodmin Magistrates' Court

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A COUPLE from Newquay have been prosecuted after failing to remove an unauthorised balcony at a second property in the town.
Christopher and Teresa Allday, of Watergate Road, Porth, were each fined £165 and also ordered to pay £431 to cover Cornwall Council's court costs.
The authority's planning enforcement team hauled the pair before Bodmin magistrates on March 20 where they pleaded guilty.
A spokeswoman said the move had been taken "as part of Cornwall Council's commitment to providing a robust planning enforcement service".
The Alldays failed to comply with a planning enforcement notice requiring the removal of an unauthorised first floor balcony at 17, Fernhill Road, Newquay, she said.
Jon Drew, the council's enforcement group leader, added: "Non-compliance with an enforcement notice is a criminal offence and those people who do not comply with these notices can expect to be prosecuted, which results in them gaining a criminal record as well as any punishment given by the court."

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  • BobToronto  |  March 28 2013, 7:55PM

    What is wrong with a balcony? Why was it unauthorized? Did Mr Drew's department decide that no balconies were to allowed on this street? What relevance is that this is a second property? Did someone get permission on a first property? My second (vacation) property has a balcony and for the life of me, nobody of sane mind could complain. Was it poorly constructed? Did it look into the neighbours bedroom(s). Did the neighbours complain about the balcony?

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