‘They won’t be able to achieve it.’ Caravan owners are enraged by the council’s decision to modify the rules.
MORE THAN a hundred caravan owners are enraged after learning that their vehicles are too old to stay on their favorite campsite.
The Kingfisher Caravan Park in Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire, has imposed a 20-year age limit on caravans, putting owners at risk of losing thousands of pounds if they are forced to move, sell, or scrap their vehicles. The council, which owns and operates the site, is being sued by a total of 106 property owners over the regulation change.
Stuart Allen and his wife, both from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, have six trailers on the site and claim they are facing financial ruin.
“My wife and I own six caravans on the site,” the 52-year-old man told Yorkshire Live.
“The council voted to modify the age limits for vans in 2017.” People on the site were searching for someone to help them coordinate and move forward at the moment.
“I chose to do it because of my background and expertise in commercial contracts and law.
“Anyway, we fought back, and the council ultimately chose not to implement the changes.”
The council, however, voted to reintroduce the rule three weeks before the end of the 2019 season, giving owners a year to consider it.
Over 300 owners and caravans have been evicted from the 726-pitch property since then.
Many individuals consider it to be their vacation home. It’s a destination they appreciate visiting and a site they enjoy visiting. They take good care of their vans and can afford to do so.
Stuart Allen is the owner of a caravan.
“Most individuals simply abandoned their caravans, scrapped them, or sold them for a pittance to other nearby sites,” Stuart continued.
“I know people who sold vans for £3,000 to small businesses, who subsequently sold them for £15,000. This is the kind of cash that individuals are squandering.
“It is a vacation home for many individuals. It’s a destination they appreciate visiting and a site they enjoy visiting. They take good care of their vans and can afford to do so.
“Ingoldmells is a popular destination for visitors from Yorkshire.
“They can’t do this to us, so we decided to fight back.”
Stuart claims he has “no choice” but to take the council to court after their most recent incident. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”