§ Mr. Grylls
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether planning permission is required(a) to site a mobile home in a private garden and (b) to connect a mobile home sited in a private garden to the main drainage; and if he will list the regulations which apply to such cases.
§ Mrs. Roe
It is for local planning authorities to decide in each case whether a development or use of land requires planning permission. Siting a mobile home in a private garden of a dwellinghouse is not development as defined in section 22 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 and so would not require planning permission provided the use of the mobile home was confined to a purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the dwellinghouse. Connecting a mobile home sited on a private garden to mains drainage would not require planning permission, but making such a connection, particularly if associated with providing other mains services, may indicate use for purposes not incidental to the enjoyment of the dwellinghouse.