Glam mum jailed for flouting £167k wonderful went on boozy vacation to Turkey as a substitute

A glammed-up mum has been put behind bars after flouting planning laws to build stables and failing to tear them down before dodging a fine and heading on hols instead.

Tracie Carter, 52, was ordered to pay £167,000 and tear down the six stables and mobile home she built without permission but instead shared lavish pictures of her dolled-up on holiday to Turkey, and partying with her buddies.

She indulged in booze-fuelled nights out with her pals all the while sharing pictures to social media instead of putting right her blatant flouting of planning laws on her land in Alvechurch, Worcestershire, despite being refused planning permission initially.

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Carter was first ordered to pay £167,378 and to tear down the stables and mobile home, which, according to council officers, was ‘evident’ she was living in back in November 2022.

Glam mum Tracie Carter
The mum shared pictures of a seemingly plush lifestyle but failed to pay back her fine

A year later she was warned by a district judge at the same court she would face jail time if she did not make attempts to pay the hefty fine as he handed her a suspended sentence.

In November the judge slapped Carter with a 12-month suspended sentence after she failed to pay the mammoth fine.

Now, on May 20, she’s been put behind bars for a year as that sentence was activated.

Carter had a planning application to build six stables rejected by Bromsgrove District Council in 2004 due to their scale and siting yet decided to go ahead with her plans anyway.

Glam mum Tracie Carter
She was living it up in Turkey

While she was supposed to be making efforts to pay her fine and have the buildings demolished, Carter’s Facebook page depicted a different version of events. Instead, it showed her lavish lifestyle complete with glammed-up nights out with her friends and a holiday to beach resort Alanya in Turkey.

Simon Wilkes, head of Worcestershire Regulatory Services, said: “Bromsgrove District Council will not tolerate breaches of notices and its planning officers will continue to work with their enforcement colleagues at WRS to ensure planning decisions are adhered to.”

Bromsgrove District Council’s head of planning, Ruth Bamford, said: “Our district has a lot of green belt which is important to protect from harmful development.”

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