Extension built without permission to be torn down after 12-year planning battle

A brick rear extension with an AstroTurf back garden
Bradford Council issued the enforcement notice ordering the demolition in March 2012 (Image credit: SWNS)

A homeowner who was ordered to pull down the extension he built without permission 12 years ago, has finally agreed to do so.

In February Mohammed Azhar, 57, appeared at Bradford Magistrates Court charged with failing to comply with an enforcement notice.

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