Dorset Council (former East Dorset District):  Darryl Howells, a director the firm has secured a Certificate of Lawfulness for an Existing Use or Development (CLEUD) for the use of land for the purposes of stationing of up to 5 caravans at any one time for the purposes of human habitation, or in other words, the creation of a small caravan site.

The client approached Darryl after his ‘unauthorised’ caravan site was threatened with enforcement action by the Council’s officer.  Darryl used his extensive, former LPA enforcement experience and co-ordinated with the applicant to submit evidence that supported the case that the activity could occur without the need to obtain formal planning permission.  Following the submission of the application, it was approved relatively quickly.

If you have an occurring use and the LPA is threatening enforcement action as the use does not benefit from planning permission, then please contact one of our consultants to give you free and independent planning advice that might lead to confirmation that you don’t require planning permission or that enforcement action cannot be taken due to various restrictions set out in planning legislation.