Couple fined after converting garage into secret house


A Man and woman were given a fine each,after they converted their garage into an extra home without seeking permission from the council,The married couple installed a fake garage door to make it appear as if it was still a garage,but in reality it was turned into an extra home.

The couple denied the allegations against them,saying they on purpose tried to hide the extra home behind a garage door.The married couple were still fined more than £2,000 each.

The local council stated that the actions of the married couple were totally unacceptable,and they must immediately restore the garage to how it previously was.


Councillor Sheila Scott, the council’s cabinet member for planning, said:

“The message from this case is clear. If you breach planning regulations and ignore us we will not just go away. Creating an access onto the busy B4114 and blocking off valuable off-road parking space was completely unacceptable.”

comments on social media:

“Why not its there property and land!
Why do the law still get to decide what people can an can’t do if its brought lol
Can’t even do extensions etc theses days without needing approval”

“Well done Council. Another dastardly crime solved. Will sleep easier tonight knowing your out there protecting us.”

“All for the sake of paying a few hundred quid to get planning permission?? Typical!! They won’t spend on anything if they think they can get away with it!!!!”

“Genius idea, but they should’ve gone through the legal channels first as there is always the risk that someone will grass u up out of legitimate concerns, jealousy or just to be a grass. Trust no one.x”