Security claim rejected on quarry caravan

Enforcement notices directed against the siting of a caravan and dog kennel at a quarry in Yorkshire have been upheld after an inspector decided that they were not justified by security needs.

The appellant explained that the caravan was occupied by the quarry foreman, who would live at the site for the period of his employment in order to fulfil additional duties on the land, while the kennel was associated with the residential use.

The inspector appreciated that the operating company might wish to have a presence on site for security reasons. However, he reasoned that there are many industrial and mineral operations in countryside locations that might be patrolled outside working hours but do not depend on an on-site presence for their security.

The appellant's indication that the caravan and the kennel would be removed when the foreman ceased employment implied that the caravan met a need for living accommodation rather than security, he held.

DCS Number 100-051-111

Inspector Paul Morris; Written representations.


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