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Bradford Council orders Marion Majors to move out static caravan in her Eccleshill garden

Bradford Council orders Marion Majors to move out static caravan in her Eccleshill garden
Bradford Council orders Marion Majors to move out static caravan in her Eccleshill garden

Bradford Council orders Marion Majors to move out static caravan in her Eccleshill garden

A GREAT-GRANDMOTHER has spoken of her devastation after being forced to move out of her static caravan after losing a planning appeal.
Marion Majors, 70, has been given three months’ notice to move out of her static caravan in the back garden of her home in Acre Lane, Eccleshill, after losing an appeal against the decision.
She has a host of health problems including rheumatoid arthritis, bowel disease, bladder problems, raised aorta and a degenerative spine disease.
Mrs Majors has lived in the three-bedroom home since 1976 until she moved into the static caravan in August 2014.
The house is now occupied by her daughter, Dawn Majors-Burdin, 42, who is Mrs Majors’ carer, her husband Simon and their son, Oliver, ten.
Enforcement action against the unauthorised static caravan being used as a granny annex has been upheld on appeal.
Bradford Council issued a notice against the caravan, in February this year, calling for it to be removed within three months.
But Mrs Majors appealed to the planning inspectorate over the matter arguing that to comply with the notice would leave her homeless.
Planning inspector Chris Preston said planning permission for the caravan had already been refused and a subsequent appeal was unsuccessful.
Bradford Council said it issued the breach due to the effect the caravan had on the visual and residential amenity of the area, resulting in its design and position.
The local authority says it has to enforce national planning regulations and guidance.
The static caravan will now be removed from the property’s back garden by October 18 this year, with Mrs Majors forced to move back into the house.
Mrs Majors said: “I’m devastated.
“I was so mortified and upset when I found out.
“I just can’t see the problem with it.
“When it came to it, we could not afford the going rate for a granny annex.
“I was going to live in the static caravan until we could build the annexe.



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