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In allowing an appeal against a notice of invalidity relating to a proposal for caravans in north Wales an inspector pointed out that the siting of a caravan is a use of land and not operational development (DCS Number 400-030-724).

Having regard to the nature of the development proposed, the inspector found it unreasonable for the local planning authority to request floor plans and elevations, reasoning that any details provided could only be indicative and not necessarily reflective of the caravans that could be placed on the site if permission were granted. Were permission to be granted on the basis applied for, he continued, it would be the use of the land for that purpose which was permitted, not a specific make or model of caravan. 

The inspector quashed the notice.

Section 5.1 of DCP Online concerns the processing of planning applications.