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Belfast publican fined for building unauthorised smoking room

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

A Belfast man was today fined £250 plus £70 solicitor costs and £28 court costs for a planning offence.

Mr Eugene Hughes of Andersonstown Road, Belfast was found guilty at Laganside Magistrates' Court.

Enforcement action was taken against Mr Hughes, who is the proprietor of McEnaneys Bar, 1 Glen Road, Belfast for the unauthorised erection of an enclosing structure to the rear of the bar which is used for smoking and as a storage facility.

Notes to editors:

  1. Planning Service brought about the charges under Article 67A 1(a) of the Planning (NI) Order 1991 as amended (Carrying out development without the planning permission required).
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