Council takes planning action against homeowner who erected tent

A house with a side passage gate
A homeowner in Westcliff is facing enforcement action against their 5.3m high, 8.1m wide 'tent' structure in their garden that was put up without planning permission (Image credit: Google Earth)

A homeowner is facing enforcement action due to a large tent they erected on their property.

Despite the homeowner's claim that the structure is used for storing "domestic paraphernalia", planning officers from Southend Council have issued an enforcement notice on the property in Fairfax Drive, Westcliff, in Essex, after rejecting a retrospective planning application.

Joseph Mullane
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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.