Property tycoon, 48, who flattened 200-year-old Yorkshire pub fined £54,000

Property tycoon, 48, who flattened 200-year-old Yorkshire pub fined £54,000
Property tycoon, 48, who flattened 200-year-old Yorkshire pub fined £54,000
Property tycoon, 48, who flattened 200-year-old Yorkshire pub despite villagers' pleas for him to stop is fined £54,000 Property developer Wayne Low, 48, demolished a 200-year-old Yorkshire pub Historic Travellers Rest pub was in the Long Riston village conservation area  Low admitted he didn't have planning permission and was was fined £54,000

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A greedy property tycoon who horrified Yorkshire villagers by flattening their 200-year-old pub has been handed a £54,000 fine after not obtaining planning permission.

Property developer Wayne Low, 48, demolished the historic Travellers Rest pub, in Long Riston, east Yorkshire, last year despite pleas for him to stop.

Low, of Molescroft, Beverley, admitted failing to obtain planning permission to demolish the pub on January 30, 2020.

Property developer Wayne Low, 48, (pictured) has been handed a £54,000 fine after not obtaining planning permission before he demolished a 200-year-old pub in Yorkshire

Property developer Wayne Low, 48, (pictured) has been handed a £54,000 fine after not obtaining planning permission before he demolished a 200-year-old pub in Yorkshire

He was fined £32,000 and was ordered to pay £21,968 costs. No separate penalty was imposed on his company AGML (UK). 

Recorder Tahir Khan QC said: 'The harm that was caused to a heritage asset was exacerbated by the fact that your object was make money and, no doubt, the erection of something in its place that would generate profit.' 

Locals were alerted to what was going when

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