Permitted Development Rights
Many homeowners are familiar with the ‘Permitted Development Right’ to have sheds and other outbuildings in a garden without the need for planning approval.
The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Order 2008
Fewer know about the ‘Permitted Development Rights’ that allow the use of caravans and mobile homes.
The Town and Country Planning General Permitted Development Order 1995.
Section 29 (1) of the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960
The development rights for sheds and outbuildings doesn’t allow residential use, a granny annex is not allowed for example but under the ‘Permitted Development Right’ to have a caravan in the garden, a mobile home can have residential use.
Wondering how a massive 20×6.8 meter (65×22 foot) mobile home could be delivered and moved to and from site if access is restricted?
It is the structure that must conform to the law not the means of access to where the structure actually is, and whether it may have difficulty in reaching a road.
Appeal Decision. Brightlingsea Haven Limited v. Morris and others 2008 EWHC 1928 (QB)
So a large static caravan can built in a back garden, even if removal might require craning over buildings or complicated procedures.
Twin size mobile homes can be delivered in many sections, if access is a problem, and be assembled from two divisible halves on-site.
Appeal Decision by the Secretly of State. Brentall v. Erewash 2002