FORMER Reading FC forward Hal Robson-Kanu has landed himself in hot water after he was accused of land grabbing by a local authority.

The striker, who currently plays for Premier League outfit West Bromwich Albion, bought a plush mansion in the heart of an exclusive area in Ascot in 2012.

However, the 28-year-old, who is currently away on international duty with Wales, put up a fence around the rear of his garden without official planning permission.

Bracknell Forest Council (BFC) officers have slapped a notice on the gates of Robson-Kanu's Alderson Court property demanding he attends a public enquiry on September 12. 

The notice states that the fencing takes up greenbelt land.

Now Robson-Kanu, who racked up 228 appearances for the Royals and is perhaps best known for his iconic goal for Wales against Belgium in last year's European Championships, will argue the council should grant him retrospective planning permission.

Councillor Turrell, executive member for planning and transport said: “We have served separate enforcement notices on two adjacent properties in Ascot due to the occupants extending their garden land on to agricultural green belt land, without gaining the necessary planning permission beforehand.

"The enforcement notices and two related planning applications that were refused by the council at the properties for fencing have been appealed by the two owners of the properties.

"A public inquiry into the appeal will take place at 10am, 12 September at Easthampstead House.”