Claybrooke Parva Development - Full Injunction Obtained

Published Wednesday 19 June 2019

A High Court injunction has been obtained in connection with unauthorised operational development on land at Wells Close, Woodway Lane, Claybrooke Parva.

Harborough District Council had obtained an interim injunction on 21 May 2019, preventing the land owner from undertaking any unauthorised ground works, including the building of any structure or the siting of mobile homes.

An injunction was successfully obtained on 14 June 2019. It states that no development, including ground works, shall take place on the land and that no caravans/mobile homes shall be sited on the land without planning permission or the written consent of the Council.  If the injunction is breached, the land owner will be guilty of contempt of court and could be sent to prison.

The Council has received two separate planning applications in relation to the land, proposing one dwelling and a barn with manège (riding area).  These applications can be viewed online , under the reference numbers 19/00888/FUL and 19/00934/FUL. Both are expected to be decided by the Council’s Planning committee later this year.

Planning enforcement breaches are taken very seriously by the Council. Securing a full injunction is part of the legal action required to protect the public and maintain the integrity of the planning law system.