Fined for failing to remove caravan from Corhampton farm

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A WOMAN has been ordered to pay a fine of £1,000 for failing to remove a mobile home from her farmland.

Elizabeth Luery admitted two breaches of enforcement notices served on her by Winchester City Council in February 2009.

The notices are ordering her to remove the caravan, where she has lived full-time with her husband for a decade, and demolish a wood-frame storage building nearby.

The 66-year-old moved the static caravan onto the land at Steynes Farm in Corhampton, which she was left by her parents, without planning permission.

She was denied retrospective planning permission as the land is part of an area of outstanding natural beauty and is inside the borders of a national park.

Luery admitted the breaches, but said: ‘There are so many people in our area that do this and get away with it, and I know that doesn’t make it better, but it seems there’s one law for some and another law for others.’

She was fined £500 for each breach. The council will now write again to Luery asking her to comply.

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