The story in today’s ‘Thanet Gazumph’ about landlord, Abrar Mohammed, winching a couple of caravans into his Cliftonville garden, for use as bedsits and reportedly without planning permission, leaves me wondering whether to laugh or cry.
There’s no doubt that Mr. Mohammed has proved unusually enterprising and innovative in his actions but the caravans remain and in the story, the absence or presence of planning permission remains shrouded in mystery.
I wonder what would happen if I did the same and set-up a small caravan park in my garden, without seeking planning permission. Would I get away with it? Probably not, which leaves me asking myself why this might be?