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21/04/2016

Appeal: Mobile home not necessary for equestrian business

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An inspector has upheld an enforcement notice requiring a “Fifth Wheel American-style mobile home” to be removed from the green belt in Prestwood, Buckinghamshire, after concluding that the need for on-site residence for a worker did not outweigh the visual harm caused by the mobile home.

Inspector Simon Hand noted that refusal of the appeal had previously been quashed by the High Court after it was found that the previous inspector had “erred in his interpretation and application” of policies within the National Planning Policy Framework, in particular his summation that policy support for a worker did not carry over to the green belt unless that worker was in agriculture and........
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