Foreshore Encroachments

The States have received criticism for demanding payments from owners who have encroached onto the foreshore. The complaint is that planning permission  was granted so why do they have to pay after the event?

The answer is that you can get planning permission to build on another’s land so this cannot be misinterpreted that what you propose is lawful. In addition, having added to the value of your property, why should you not also pay something in return?