Unauthorised caravan site in Oxted

On Saturday 10 December an unauthorised caravan site was set up on a field off Tanhouse Road in Oxted. Several caravans moved onto the site and work immediately began to lay hard surfacing and install drainage to connect to utility supplies.

A council officer and Oxted ward councillors visited the site twice over the weekend. On Sunday 11 December, the Council served a Temporary Stop Notice alleging there had been a breach of planning control on the site. Copies of the notice were fixed to the site. The Temporary Stop Notice remains in place for 28 days, expiring on Sunday 8 January 2023. The notice requires all work to cease.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Catherine Sayer, said: “I am very pleased with how quickly Council officers responded to the arrival of this unauthorised caravan site in Oxted at the weekend. I believe the work being carried out does not have permission and is inappropriate development in the Green Belt. We are taking legal advice about the next steps.”

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