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Land at Melita Nursery, Sidlesham, Chichester

DATE: 21 Mar 2006

This case concerned four pitches used for gypsy caravans in open countryside. The site was the subject of an existing enforcement notice and injunction proceedings to secure compliance were on foot.  The appeal was heard shortly after the publication of C1/2006 and in the aftermath of the decision in FSS v Chichester DC [2004] EWCA 1248 (Civ).  There was a significant unmet need in the district.  The Inspector allowed the appeal. 

Richard Langham appeared for the local planning authority.