Council rejects application to turn mobile home into permanent residence

A static caravan with small porch and white aluminium walls
The static caravan is currently used as a holiday let and it was argued mobile home conversion could solve the housing crisis (Image credit: Cheshire East Council)

Planning permission for a mobile home in the countryside to be turned into a permanent residence has been refused by planning officers.

Laurence Smith sought full planning permission for the partial demolition of an existing domestic storage outbuilding and retention of an existing mobile home for permanent residential occupation at Beechcroft, Newcastle Road, Smallwood near Sandbach in Cheshire.

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