May 25, 2018

Couple caught hiding home behind fake garage door to get around planning laws (Independent)

Couple caught hiding home behind fake garage door to get around planning laws (Independent)

A couple have been fined after using a fake garage door and a high fence to hide a small secret home from a council.

Reeta Herzallah and Hamdi Almasri breached planning regulations and were eventually caught in October 2015, Blaby District Council said.

Planning permission was granted for a development in 2007 which included conditions stating that car parking facilities, including the garage, should remain available permanently.At Leicester Magistrates’ Court, Herzallah and Almasri, of Old Church Road in Enderby, Leicestershire, were each ordered to pay a £770 fine, legal costs of £1,252, and a £77 victim surcharge. Read more

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