A MAN who repeatedly ignored orders to stop noisy building works outside permitted hours has been ordered to pay over £4,000.

Mohammed Gufran Uddin, 24, pleaded guilty to six charges of breaching a community protection notice when he appeared at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates Court.

The charges all related to work being done on two homes owned by Uddin, in Selbourne Grove, Keighley.

Despite Bradford Council having issued a community protection notice to limit any works to between 8am and 6pm, there was regular drilling and hammering outside the hours.

A statement from neighbours in the street, read out at court, said when they complained about the work their windows were smashed and excrement thrown at their properties.

The court heard that Uddin, of Clarendon Street in Keighley, purchased the two neighbouring terraced properties in 2020.

In May, 2022, Bradford Council started to receive complaints about noise nuisance relating to building works at the homes.

The council sent Uddin a warning letter, advising him work should only be carried out between 8am and 6pm on weekdays, and 8am and 1pm on Saturdays, and that there should be no work on Sundays or bank holidays.

But work outside the hours, including drilling, hammering and sawing, often using loud mechanical tools, continued.

In November, 2022, Uddin was issued with a community protection warning.

And in March last year a community protection notice was issued. The charges Uddin pleaded guilty to were six counts of breaking this notice.

Waseem Raja, prosecuting on behalf of Bradford Council, read out a statement from the neighbours.

It said they were living a “nightmare” and felt “trapped in their own homes”.

Magistrates heard that police had been involved due to threats made to neighbours.

The statement added: “I have had paint stripper thrown on my car and excrement thrown in my front yard – all because we complained about this noise.

“Paving slabs have been thrown through the windows of our house.

“We are subject to disturbance on a daily basis, with builders working all hours.”

In mitigation, magistrates were told that professional builders had let Uddin down, and the building work had gone on longer than expected.

Family members often helped with the work.

He accepted that the work continued outside permitted hours, and “showed remorse” for the upset he had caused.

Uddin was fined £1,800 and ordered to pay a £720 surcharge and £1,664 costs.