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The Planning and Building Regulations (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1990

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Penalties for offences under principal OrderN.I.

37.—(1) For Article 21 of the principal Order there shall be substituted the following Article—


21.(1) Any person who contravenes—

(a)any provision contained in building regulations; or

(b)a contravention notice,

shall be guilty of an offence under this Order.

(2) Any person guilty of an offence—

(a)under Article 11(6) shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale;

(b)under any other provision of this Order shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale and to a further fine not exceeding one-tenth of level 5 on the standard scale for each day during which the offence continues after he is convicted.

(3) The court by which a person is originally convicted of an offence referred to in paragraph (2)(b) may fix a reasonable period from the date of conviction for the defendant to comply with any directions given by the court and where the court has fixed such a period, the daily fine referred to in paragraph (2)(b) shall not be recoverable in respect of any day before the period expires..

(2) The increase by virtue of paragraph (1) in the amount of the daily fine applies to every day after the coming into operation of this Article, notwithstanding that the offence began before.

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