Woman removes illegal mobile home

Published Friday 21 September 2018

A woman who unlawfully sited a mobile home on her land to live in has removed it following enforcement action.

In January 2014, Harborough District Council issued an enforcement notice ordering the resident to remove from her land a mobile home that she was using as her residence without planning permission at Langton View Stables, Thorpe Langton Road, East Langton.

The enforcement notice required that the mobile home, along with any associated fixtures and fittings be removed from her land by 15 March 2014, but, despite the threat of an injunction, the notice was ignored.

At Birmingham High Court on 15 May 2018, the Council was granted an Injunction Order by a High Court Judge requiring the resident, under threat of imprisonment, to remove the mobile home from the land by the 15 September 2018. The Judge also ordered her to pay £3,728 to Harborough District Council for their legal costs.

Harborough District Council confirmed this week that the unlawful mobile home had been removed.

Councillor Phil King, Deputy Leader of Harborough District Council with responsibility for planning enforcement, said: “This is a very successful outcome and sends out a strong message that enforcement notices cannot be ignored.”

Pictured: The unlawful mobile home in Thorpe Langton Road

Planning enforcement case