Families take legal action over portable homes for 'refugees' erected under permitted development

A portable house at the bottom of a homeowner's garden
Vale of Glamorgan Council installed 90 portable homes in the small coastline town (Image credit: David Thomas)

Locals in a small Welsh town have raised funds to challenge their local council after 90 portable homes were installed in their area for refugees.

The portable homes were put up in Llandtwit Major, a town on the Bristol Channel Coast in Wales, by Vale of Glamorgan Council who claim the homes did not need planning permission.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

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.