A RUISLIP man has been forced to pay nearly £9,000 and demolish his illegal home extension.

Uxbridge magistrates found Rajesh Kalra, of Ickenham Road, guilty of unlawfully extending his property and imposed the fine and costs for ignoring planning laws.

Kalra had been repeatedly warned by council officers, who served the enforcement notice back in July 2010.

Cllr Keith Burrows, spokesman for planning, said: "People must comply with planning regulations or we will take action.

"This man had been given the chance to fix what he had unlawfully done before it even reached the courts, but he continued to ignore our warnings and now he has a hefty fine to pay on top of removing the extension."

Anyone who suspects a breach of planning or housing regulations is urged to report it to the council on 01895 250230.