£22,000 fine over airport parking

Published Friday, 05 October 2012
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A Crumlin woman has been fined £22,000 over the unauthorised use of land for vehicle parking near Belfast International Airport.

£22,000 fine over airport parking
Belfast International Airport. (© Pacemaker)

Mrs Carolyn Leonora Thompson, of the Killead Road, appeared at Larne Magistrates Court on Friday in connection with vehicles parked at Killead Air Lodge.

The bed and breakfast is two and a half miles from the airport and is used by passengers.

Mrs Thompson pleaded guilty to non compliance with a DOE Planning Enforcement Notice and was fined £22,000 plus £75 solicitors costs and £10 court costs.

The DOE said: "Mrs Thompson was convicted under Article 72 of the Planning (NI) Order 1991, as amended, as it is an offence to be in breach of an enforcement notice.

"A breach of a notice occurs where, at any time after the period for compliance has lapsed, any step required to be taken has not been taken."

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3 Comments
Linda in NI wrote (799 days ago):
22K fine for the provision of safe car parking chosen by the public, disgraceful. The public do not want to pay extorionate parking rates for airport car park. The law in NI is becoming a joke.
Brian in Belfast wrote (804 days ago):
I couldn't have put it better myself Tomc. If airport parking companies didn't charge extortionate rates then people wouldn't have to go anywhere else.
Tomc in Belfast wrote (806 days ago):
22k fine - yet burglars can walk with next to nothing - the law's an ass!
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