Newquay couple prosecuted over illegal balcony
A COUPLE from Newquay have been prosecuted after failing to remove an unauthorised balcony at a second property in the town.
Christopher and Teresa Allday, of Watergate Road, Porth, were each fined £165 and also ordered to pay £431 to cover Cornwall Council's court costs.
The authority's planning enforcement team hauled the pair before Bodmin magistrates on March 20 where they pleaded guilty.
A spokeswoman said the move had been taken "as part of Cornwall Council's commitment to providing a robust planning enforcement service".
The Alldays failed to comply with a planning enforcement notice requiring the removal of an unauthorised first floor balcony at 17, Fernhill Road, Newquay, she said.
Jon Drew, the council's enforcement group leader, added: "Non-compliance with an enforcement notice is a criminal offence and those people who do not comply with these notices can expect to be prosecuted, which results in them gaining a criminal record as well as any punishment given by the court."