Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 17°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Barrow: Owners of Suffolk farm ordered to remove ‘dwelling’

14:55 03 January 2013

Springfield Farm in Barrow.

Springfield Farm in Barrow.

Archant

THE owners of a west Suffolk equine centre have been ordered to remove their “unapproved” home.

shares

According to documents that were considered by St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s development control committee, Neil and Julia Carson, who own Springfield Farm Equines on Colethorpe Lane, Barrow, have lived on the site since 2009.

But planners claimed their single-storey “dwelling”, along with a linked tack room and a hay store, is unauthorised and today councillors have approved an enforcement notice that will require the removal of the buildings from the farm.

Speaking before the meeting Mrs Carson said if the dwelling is removed they would lose their business - as many horse owners demand that they live on site while providing livery and retraining services.

She added that they intend to appeal any enforcement notice, while also submitting another application for temporary planning permission.

Mrs Carson said: “We will fight because it is our livelihood. We are local people trying to make an honest living.”

Related articles

shares

1 comment

  • However honest the living, people must obey planning rules and planning rules must apply equally to all groups of people. If the law upholds the appeal then fine, if not then the planners are correct to have the building removed; else we could all build houses wherever we wish.

    Report this comment

    Johnthebap

    Friday, January 4, 2013

Philip Heathcote.

It has been confirmed that Philip Heathcote, 52, of Felixstowe, is among the British fatalities of Friday’s Sousse beach shooting.

People enjoy the hot weather  in Christchurch Park in Ipswich - 
Marcelo, Madison, Carla and Leighton Stavolo

There are fears dehydration, heat exhaustion and even heat stroke could put added pressure on heath services this week as temperatures are set to rise to 32C.

Fire at Medi Plinth, Ipswich

A key area of Ipswich went into in lockdown today after a fire broke out at a factory.

New homes are needed in Suffolk Coastal

Community leaders are to carry out a radical shake-up of how they deal with planning matters to streamline and speed-up the decision-making system.

The robbery happened at The White Hart Hotel in High Street, Newmarket

A young member of staff at The White Hart Hotel was attacked during a late-night robbery in which thousands of pounds in cash was stolen.

Bikes stolen

Police are looking for the owners of a number of pedal cycles after they were seized from an address in Stowmarket earlier this month.

Stuart Cullen, from the Lowestoft area, who has died in the terrorist attack in Tunisia.

A community in shock has today continued to its pay heartfelt tributes to a man from the Lowestoft area killed in the Tunisia terrorist slaughter.

Mounted police officers patrol on the beach of  Sousse, Tunisia - AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

Suffolk Police has confirmed that the 52-year-old, from the Lowestoft area, was killed in the shootings in the tourist resort of Sousse on Friday.

Police examining a scene in Clacton the day after the murder.

A man has pleaded guilty to murdering his ex-girlfriend’s father in a late night attack in Clacton.

The Armed Forces event in Christchurch Park.

People across Suffolk took part in events at the weekend to honour current and former servicemen and women and celebrate the vital role they play.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages