Woman told to remove mobile homePublished Friday 18 May 2018
A woman who unlawfully sited a mobile home on her land to live in has been ordered to remove it.
In January 2014, Harborough District Council issued an enforcement notice ordering that Ruth Marie Kitchen 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 judge requiring Miss Kitchen, under threat of imprisonment, to remove the mobile home from the land by the 15 September 2018.
The judge also ordered Miss Kitchen, who did appear at the hearing, to pay £3,728 court costs.
Cllr Phil King, Deputy Leader of Harborough District Council, said: “This is a successful outcome for the council and I hope it sends out a strong message that we are prepared to take action if enforcement notices are ignored.”
Pictured: The unlawful mobile home in Thorpe Langton Road
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