Is a £20,000 fine enough for this East Devon listed building hack?

Talewater Farm, numerous breaches of listed building regulations. No mention in the article of the builder/owner having to re-instate,


“Mr Wright pleaded guilty to a further offence, regarding his failure to comply with an enforcement notice (contrary to section 179(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990), which the council issued on 29 March 2010, which required him to cease living in a holiday cottage, known as The Cellar, at Talewater Farm.”

Enforcement notice in 2010 and he’s still living there – will he get retrospective consent if he remains there long enough?

Fortunately, Cabinet member Philip Skinner represents and lives in this area so he will be able to ensure that the law is followed.