SHIPPING CONTAINER GETS OK TO STAY IN PENARTH FRONT GARDEN

A large shipping container is the subject in the front garden of a Penarth house is the subject of a planning enforcement investigation

The Vale of Glamorgan Council says this large shipping container in the front garden of a house in Clive Place, Penarth can remain where it is  – and does not need planning permission

A Penarth architect, Nigel Humphrey, has successfully set what may be seen as important precedent for local residents who are temporarily running out of storage space in their  homes.  

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has given him permission to retain a large blue shipping container in the front garden of his home in Clive Place – adjacent to the Penarth Conservation Area – and has told him he does not need planning permission for it.

Following the receipt of a complaint from a local resident, the council had launched a formal “enforcement investigation”  into the location of the shipping container – which is sited against the front garden wall of Mr Humphrey’s house.

Penarth architect Nigel Humphrey

Penarth architect Nigel Humphrey

The investigation was duly carried out and the Vale Council’s planning officer has now written to Mr Humphrey to say he can retain the container where it is.

The letter says  ” I am satisfied that the container is being used for the storage of household times, in association with the dwellinghouse. In light of the container’s use, planning permission is not required for its siting on the basis that it is use is incidental to the enjoyment of the dwellinghouse. Moreover, and in any event, you have indicated that its siting is temporary and will be removed shortly.”

The council says the enforcement file on the case has now been closed and there will be no further action.

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17 Responses to SHIPPING CONTAINER GETS OK TO STAY IN PENARTH FRONT GARDEN

  1. Penileaks says:

    Crikey, a bit of common sense at last !!!

  2. Anne Greagsby says:

    Labour party supporters can get away with anything in Penarth. Storing household items? Most of us have a shed for that! Maybe this will set a new trend in Penarth and huge shipping containers will grace gardens all over our conservation areas?

    • AK says:

      What a pathetic comment.

      Perhaps the househlder had found the ideal way to store some clutter while doing some internal work.

      No permission was required – non story.

  3. Matthew says:

    What a crazy decision shipping containers do not belong in peoples front gardens especially adjacent to a conservation area what a eyesore! If the stuff wont fit in your house get a shed or use big yellow storage.

    Its been there ages be interesting to see if it does finally move!

    • Ivor Bagman says:

      Who gives a ship
      It’s better than a skip !
      Stuck on the street.

      Less of your lip –
      If you were hip
      Life would be – sweet .

      • Betty Bagman says:

        I’m not averse
        To a verse.
        My curse –
        I am terse.
        And Ivor’s curse –
        An empty purse.

  4. snoggerdog says:

    my grandsons got a container ship he plays with in the back garden,will we have to get planning permission or pay docking fees?

  5. Big Davey says:

    Only an architect would think it was ok to leave a shipping container in a residential garden.

  6. Peter Church says:

    It should be moved, total eyesore.

    How about re-instating the parking down the esplanade outside Jamies?
    Or is there friends of the Labour party down there too?

  7. Joe blow says:

    Unbelievable. The chap at the bottom of Church Avenue also on Clive Place was refused permission to rebuild his dilapidated garage, but this guy can keep a full size shipping container just a couple of hundred metres away.

  8. Penileaks says:

    Why all the fuss ?
    Surely if the container is for the personal use of the householder, only for the storing of household items AND THERE FOR A TEMPORARY PERIOD ONLY, then what is the problem ?
    The only possible worry is that it’s temporary placement becomes permanent. That then I would agree, would be somewhat unacceptable in such a location and not hidden behind the house for instance.
    Strange thing is, we have been contemplating doing exactly the same thing during some extensive renovation works to our kitchen and dining room area, which is planned for next year. We will not be applying for planning for siting such a container, albeit that it is expected to be somewhat smaller than the one featured in this report (and IF the works finally go ahead), so I will no doubt have to look forward to many of you complaining at the time methinks !

  9. The Tax payer says:

    I got one on order for next Monday. This will save me having to move from my home. And so what if it’s class with a K. It’s not in Barry so we can do whet ever we like by the sound of it 😎

  10. Paul says:

    “I am satisfied that the container is being used for the storage of household times, in association with the dwelling house. In light of the container’s use, planning permission is not required for its siting on the basis that it is use is incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling house. Moreover, and in any event, you have indicated that its siting is temporary and will be removed shortly.”

    Its all there in black an white, so lets shake on it…..

  11. Freddie says:

    What on earth is he doing with that in the garden? The trouble, I’ve found, with architects is that they always think they know best.

  12. Ann Other says:

    There are certainly more visually pleasing ways of storing things. Architects are usually quite good at aesthetics, aren’t they?

  13. Jalopy says:

    Damn sight safer place to store things then a piddly little shed. Esspecially when potential thieves have easy access to his garden.

  14. Frank Evans says:

    Can I put a shipping container on my roof to store my teenage kids over the summer

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