A farmer who failed to remove a caravan and a poly tunnel from his land has ended up with a £2,200 court bill on Wednesday.

Paul Trevor Martin, 54, of Wood View, Fenns Bank in Whitchurch, admitted breaching an enforcement notice from July 17 ordering they be removed by August 30 this year.

North East Wales Magistrates' Court at Mold was told that he had been prosecuted previously when he was fined £100 on each charge for failing to remove them for an earlier period.

Today he was fined £1,000 on each charge with £200 costs and District Judge Gwyn Jones warned that if they were not removed then he would find himself back in court again.

Martin, who represented himself, said that he had been a tenant on a council owned dairy farm but the authority had taken the farms back and he had lost his livelihood.

He owned the land at Wood View and was effectively starting again.

The caravan was for agricultural purposes – used to store medicines, and documents such as animal passports and movement records.

He said the poly tunnel was used for lambing and was needed for animal welfare reasons.

It reduced animal mortality, he said.

Martin said he had a new planning application in with Wrexham Council at the moment.

The judge told him that he was not addressing the mischief of the case.

His previous planning applications and appeals had been rejected and he was now in court for failing to move the objects as directed.

The other issues he raised were for the planning committee, he said.