Resident heavily fined for unlawful demolition in a Conservation Area

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A fine of £80,000 has been issued to a west London resident for demolishing a house in a Conservation Area without Consent.

The owner had permission to build a two-storey side/rear extension and basement to the house in Twickenham, but this did not include for demolishing the existing house.

This has been viewed as a criminal matter by the Courts, with the property owner also having to pay a large proportion of the council’s costs for the case (£42,500).

This highlights that these matters should not be taken lightly and that you must be clear with your intentions from day one. If you are considering a project then use our contact page to let us know if you need some help through the planning process. For other information, please review our FAQ’s & Services pages.

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