Six companies were fined for obstructing public walkways, driveways, parking space and landscapes, said the Town and Country Planning (TCP) Department.
The companies with premises in Mukim Kilanas violated the Town and Country Planning (Composition of Offences) Regulations 2018 and were issued compound fines for their first offence, said the TCP.
These offences can affect the public’s safety and well-being of the surrounding areas, said the TCP.
The companies were given seven days to settle the fines.
Business owners and the public are reminded to comply with the planning laws by obtaining permission for any development and use of land.
For inquiries, the public can call the TCP hotline at 8200222.
In a previous report, the department said regulations in the form of the Town and Country Planning (Composition of Offences) Regulations 2018, under the Town and Country Planning Order, 2015, was fully implemented on August 1, 2021.
The regulations will enable the Planning Authority to impose compound fines on listed offences. Fines imposed for non-compliance shall not exceed BND500.
Compoundable offences include using, obstructing or placing goods for sale or setting up structures in prohibited areas in business premises and enterprises, including sidewalks, pedestrian areas, car parks, green belts and areas within building lines affecting safety.