Posted: Fri 30th Sep 2016

Developer Fined For Building Regulation Offence

This article is old - Published: Friday, Sep 30th, 2016

Newport City Council has successful prosecuted a developer who failed to apply for permission to carry out building work. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Asjad Ali Nekkavi, of Albert Terrace, Newport, pleaded guilty at Cwmbran magistrates’ court to an offence under the Building Act 1984. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

He was fined £3,000, plus council costs, and a further £10 a day for every day the default continues. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Nekkavi built a two-storey building at the rear of 154 Commercial road with a garage at the ground floor and a flat on the first floor as well as rooms in the basement. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

By law, the work required an application under the Building Regulations 2010 legislation. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A spokesperson for Newport City Council said: “The developer was asked on numerous occasions to resolve the situation but unfortunately he ignored advice from council officers and we were left with no choice but to prosecute. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The regulations are there to ensure the health and safety of people in and around buildings. Mr Nekkavi had a total disregard for this and his sentence reflects the seriousness of the offence. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“He must now take the proper steps to regularise the situation or demolish the building otherwise the council will take further action against him.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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