4 Nov, 2010 @ 17:03
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MP broke planning rules to expand luxury villa

A CONSERVATIVE MP is trying to save his luxury Spanish home from being torn down by bulldozers after being accused of illegally building an extension.

Mark Field flouted local planning regulations in Mallorca, constructing a 400 square foot annexe at the side of his home.

Now the 46-year-old has been told by the local council at Alaro that he will have to pay a fine of up to 20,000 euros to cover the cost of demolishing the doomed annexe.

Field, who has owned the detached property for three-years splitting his time between Mallorca and London, admitted breaking local building laws but said his lawyers were working to resolve the matter.

He explained: “There was some confusion regarding the building but there have been regular dealings with our lawyers and I am very confident that we will be able to sort everything out satisfactorily.”

However local Mayor, Joan Simonet, has accused Field of repeatedly ignoring the issue and said the council is giving the Tory one last chance before preparing to take drastic action.

Interestingly, Field is not the first to fall foul of planning restrictions here.

Two years ago the Olive Press covered the story that Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark had flouted planning permission to build a tennis court at her Mallorca home.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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  1. Sadly Mark Field doesn’t have the influence of Antonio Banderas because as we have seen in Marbella celebrity and or money makes all your troubles disappear in spain. Remember the Priors. One law for the rich and a multitude for the rest of us!

  2. Ben, I guess our esteemed UK MEP Mark Field doesn’t have, as you say, “celebrity and or money”.. maybe he needs to just abide by the Law – like the rest of his constituents.

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