Regina (on the application of Lee) v First Secretary of State and another: Admn 3 Sep 2003

The landowner had placed two caravans within a barn, and occupied them. The planning authority issued enforcement proceedings, and he sought a certificate of lawful development.
Held: The fact that the caravans were not connected to the property did not mean that residence in them was not a use of the barn as a dwelling.
References: Gazette 02-Oct-2003
Judges: Judge Rich QC, sitting as a deputy judge of the division
This case cites:

  • Cited – Gravesham Borough Council v Secretary of State for the Environment QBD 1982
    The Secretary of State could find that a building built under a permission for a weekend and holiday chalet, but to be used only in summer, was a dwelling house. The distinctive characteristic of a dwellinghouse is its ability to afford to those who . .
    ([1982] 47 PandCR 142, Times 10-Nov-82)

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Last Update: 27 November 2020; Ref: scu.190567