Ben Thomas successfully prosecutes for demolition of a listed buildingPark Square Barristers
Ben Thomas was instructed by Craven District Council in the successful prosecution of David Eckersall for the demolition of a listed building without consent in Thornton in Craven.
The Defendant had taken the decision to demolish Nuttercote Farm, which he had recently purchased, when his neighbours were away. As well as destroying Nuttercote Farm the demolition work caused considerable damage to the neighbouring property.
The case involved consideration of the rules pertaining to listed buildings and the consents to make alterations to these buildings. Eckersall was ordered to pay in excess of £20,000 in fines and costs.
The case attracted considerable national publicity:
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