Rough pasture – another caravan story

Two interesting points were decided by the Court of Appeal in Murphy v Wyatt: Where there is an agreement permitting a mobile home to be stationed on land which does not have planning permission for use as a caravan site (and therefore does not have a site licence), the subsequent granting of permission does not […]

Mr Pickles is unlawful and other bits

Cala Homes (South) Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government & Anor [2010] EWHC 2866 (Admin) found Eric Pickles, SoS at DCLG, acted unlawfully in scrapping the Regional Strategies for housing development, which also, lest we forget, included requirements for local authorities to identify and develop sites for travellers and gypsys. Mr […]

Court of appeal to decide what is a protected caravan site

In Brightlingsea Haven v Morris [2008] EWHC 1928 (QB), the High Court considered whether Haven Village in Brightlingsea was a "protected site" within the meaning of the Caravan Sites Act 1968. This is an important question because the Mobile Homes Act 1983 grants a degree of security of tenure to residential occupiers of mobile homes […]