A BARNSLEY man is facing prison and over £1,000 in costs after being found guilty of storing, repairing and dismantling unauthorised vehicles without the correct planning permission.

Kenneth Wilson, of Dearne Hall Road, Low Barugh, failed to attend the County Court in Barnsley last Tuesday (October 31) relating to a prosecution in May 2016 and an injunction in July 2017 when Wilson was found guilty of storing vehicles at a site off Midland Road, Royston.

However, Barnsley Council says that the activities have since continued, and vehicles and vehicle scrap were still being kept on the land.

Wilson was found in contempt of court and given a sentence of 14 days imprisonment. The sentence was suspended on the condition he clears the site within four weeks and follows site conditions.

Mr Wilson was also ordered to pay the council £1,075 which has been added to the previous amount awarded against him of £1,068.

Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, said: “We are determined to tackle people who ignore planning regulations. In this case, Mr Wilson continued to break the rules given to him by the court which blocked future use of the site. We will act against anyone carrying out activities that cause noise and disturbance to residents.”