Landowner handed £35,000 court bill for 'eyesore' farm land
A landowner has been handed a £35,000 court bill after losing an appeal over offences relating to a farm he had allowed to deteriorate into an eyesore.
Philip Wilson, of Brigsley Road, Waltham, had repeatedly ignored requests from North East Lincolnshire Council to tidy up land at Whitsend Farm in Ashby-cum-Fenby.
The farm was effectively being used as a scrap yard and he was served an enforcement notice in February 2013 to clear an extensive list of vehicles, machinery, rubbish and other materials from the site.
Wilson breached the order and was convicted in his absence in July 2014 for... read more
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