IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (council) doorstep’: Landlord and company fined for planning violations

A Bedford landlord has been found guilty of multiple planning enforcement violations reports Bedford Borough Council.

Bedford Borough Council writes:

Bedford landlord… has been found guilty of multiple planning enforcement violations related to properties at 1-13 Greyfriars, 57-65 Midland Road, and 85-91 Harpur Street. Mr. Saleem, along with his company Samsons Ltd, has been fined a total of £11,280 and ordered to cover the Council’s costs amounting to £14,255. The defendant was found in breach of enforcement notices in relation to the replacement of windows in a conservation area, cycle parking, noise mitigation and bin storage/collection.

Cllr Spice, Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth, Planning and Prosperity, praised the outcome, stating, ‘These convictions are the result of amazing work by the Council’s Planning Enforcement Team. They underscore the Council’s commitment to upholding planning regulations and ensuring compliance. This has been a long-running case but our enforcement teams don’t give up lightly. I am very pleased we have managed to bring this case to court and the council has successfully prosecuted the offenders.’

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