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Appeal: Appellant must pay full costs for four unreasonable appeals

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An appellant who pursued four appeals over a rural dwelling dispute using the same evidence he had used at a previous inquiry to argue the opposite case must pay full costs to Forest Heath District Council.

The case relates to Small Fen Farm, set in countryside north of Brandon, Suffolk. The council issued enforcement notices relating to the inappropriate occupation of two of the buildings on the site in 2012, and the subsequent appeals to both led to an inquiry held in 2013.

The appeal relating to the building on the southern part of the site failed, and