An appeal against Blaby District Council’s decision to enforce on an unwelcome and unapproved residential site in Enderby has been refused by the Planning Inspectorate.
Land at The Old Coal Yard on Kirk Lane has planning permission for the siting of caravans for residential use by Gypsy and Travellers.
Following an investigation by the Planning Enforcement team it was discovered that the site had been changed into a “mixed site,” with a mobile homes site for non Gypsy/Travellers created. This was in breach of the permission originally granted back in 2009, and meant that much needed Gypsy and Traveller pitches were not being provided.
An enforcement notice was issued in June 2019, with an appeal lodged by the landowners with the Planning Inspectorate.
In the decision, which was not made until the 30th May 2022 due to delays with the Inspectorate, the appeal was dismissed with the enforcement notice upheld. In the period between the enforcement notice and the appeal’s dismissal, the site has been cleared of mobile homes by a new private owner and any permanent structures have been removed.