No, and we do not want to. We have just come to the end of a long public inquiry which has resulted in us being told that we have until January to stop using the pig unit as dwelling. We moved in to what we call "the barns" in 2008 (having converted them in the preceding 3 years ). They claim - (and the inspector agreed) that we had only been living in it since 2010 and that we had concealed the change of use. We are now enemies having just spent £69000 fighting the case and need somewhere to live. The caravan is our best option if it is legal. They will be against it - so I need to know what the law says.
So if our next door neighbour who we sold the house to in 2008 (who has already bought some of the "pig unit land" (in 2011) bought more, to include the part which the caravan is on, then as part of "permitted development" we could then live in it? We know that she is desperate for us to stay on site, and in any case wants to buy as much of our land as possible.
The caravan is, and always has been, sited less than 50 metres from the house - we were the ones who in 2008 split the site in order to sell the house and yet keep the pig units and half of the garden (on which the caravan is sited). The house the pig units and the caravan all use the same septic tank system, and have done since 2005.
So if we sold the land to our neighbours is it your opinion that we would be able to live in the caravan full time?