EX-READING striker Hal Robson-Kanu was absent as councillors debated a fence he’d put up on Green Belt land. 

The West Bromwich Albion player sent legal representation to the meeting yesterday (Tuesday, September 12) at Bracknell Forest Council’s offices.

It was ruled a decision would be made about whether the fence can stay in six to eight weeks. 

The public enquiry came about after Mr Robson-Kanu erected a fence in the back garden of his Alderson Court home, in Ascot.

Unfortunately for the Welsh international, who is in the process of selling the house, his garden contains Green Belt land.

Mr Robson-Kanu has been accused of ‘land-grabbing’ by erecting the fence. 

The 28-year-old bought his detached home for £1.2 million five years ago, but only realised the fences surrounding the garden were contentious in 2015.

He applied for retrospective planning permission in December that year but was forced to appeal to the Government’s planning inspectorate when he was refused.

The decision from the council is expected to be made in six weeks’ time.