Man Who Breached Planning Laws Faces Two Years in Jail

Man faces jail for planning breaches
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A man who breached planning laws faces two years in jail following a failed bid to declare himself the king of his “sovereign” plot of land.

Steve Ogier, 48, has been convicted of five planning offences and will be sentenced in March, until which time he has been bailed unconditionally.  

Jack Woodfield
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Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.