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31/10/2019

Enforcement: Houseboat is not a dwellinghouse, rules inspector

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A boat owner’'s quayside summerhouse and carport are not covered by permitted development rights as ‘outbuildings’, an inspector has ruled, because houseboats can be easily moved and are therefore not buildings for planning purposes.

LOCATIONConyerAUTHORITYSwale Borough CouncilINSPECTORA J SteenPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONNotice upheldREFERENCEAPP/V2255/C/19/3225341The appeal concerned a houseboat docked at Conyer Quay, a marina at the end of Conyer Creek, which flows into the River Swale in Kent.An area of quayside land nearby has been subdivided between the owners of the nearby houseboats for private use. Some of........
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