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Pair fined for failure to restore windows
8:00am Tuesday 20th August 2013 in News
AN Evesham man and woman have been fined hundreds of pounds after a row broke out with local planners over the windows of a prominent listed building in the town centre.
Wychavon District Council first received a complaint about the change from wooden window frames to plastic ones at 4-5 Merstow Green in June 2009.
At the time, the property was in the name of Barry Steele but despite discussions the windows were not returned to wood.
In June 2011 a listed building enforcement notice was issued to get them changed but in May 2012, a new land registry search showed the property had passed to trustees of the property, Brian Steele, 49, of Prince Henry’s Close, Evesham and Suzanne McLaughlin, 47, of Greenhill, Evesham.
The enforcement notice was served to the trustees and it was decided they would change the front windows by December last year and the rear by September this year.
The windows were not changed and at Worcester Magistrates Court on Thursday, August 1, Steele and McLaughlin pleaded guilty to breaching the notice and were each fined £250, ordered to pay £350 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
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