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01 Dec 2016

Stuart Jessop secures conditional discharge for breach of enforcement notice

Stuart Jessop has secured a conditional discharge for a defendant facing a charge of failing to comply with a planning enforcement notice contrary to section 179(2) Town and Country Planning Act 1990, brought by the London Borough of Newham.

Although the breach was committed over two years Stuart was able to argue that, because the failure to comply was not motivated by financial benefit and that there were significant personal mitigating factors, the sentence need not be a financial one.