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Palma.—It appears that after a 12-month investigation by Alaro Council's planning department, the Conservative MP Mark Field, is going to have to demolish an annex built on to his house in the municipality.

The Bulletin's sister paper Ultima Hora reported yesterday that the 40 square metre single story annex was built without the necessary planning permission and, as a result, Alaro Council has ordered that it be demolished.

Field's lawyers did lodge an appeal against the council claiming that their client had purchased development rites to an adjacent estate.
But, the Partido Popular Mayor, Joan Simonet, said that the council “has no knowledge of what Field's lawyers are claiming and no records have been found.” Order has been served
As a result, the demolition order has been served.
Alaro Council will now seek permission from Field to enter his property in order to bring the building down and, if the MP refuses, the council will take legal action.

Field will also have to cover the costs of the demolition despite the work being carried out by the local council.
The Conservative MP, whose constituency takes in many of the famous sights of London including St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, the Bank of England, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall as well as the Houses of Parliament, could be made to pay as much as 20'000, 75 percent of the estimated value of the annex.

To that fine will be added an extra 150 euros, the initial fine he was faced with when the local council first opened its investigation into the legality of the building.