A HOMEOWNER who refused to stick to planning rules will have to pay over £4,000.

Bradford Council has successfully prosecuted Taz Uddin, who repeatedly refused to comply with planning enforcement actions relating to dormer windows in Grange Grove, Riddlesden.

Mr Uddin was granted planning permission for dormer windows, but they were built much larger than agreed and using different materials.

He has admitted the breaches and was fined £2,000 and ordered to pay £2,275 in costs by the courts.

The windows are unchanged and the council’s planning enforcement file will not be closed until the breach is resolved.

Mr Uddin has indicated remedial work will be carried out in November.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, portfolio holder for regeneration, planning and transport, said: “We work with homeowners and do everything we can to help people adhere to the law, but failing to comply with planning enforcement is a criminal offence and the council will take firm action.”