Hampshire woman told she can't use caravan on her driveway to shelter homeless

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A woman from Hampshire who lets rough sleepers stay in a caravan on her driveway, says she is prepared to do legal battle with her local authority, who tell her she is breaking the law.

Becky Catchpowle from Havant has been told she is breaking planning laws by Havant Borough Council and could face a £5,000 fine.

Becky had previously renovated the caravan to use it for holidays.

She then decided to open it up temporarily for the homeless.

Council officials say the caravan is a self-contained dwelling that requires permission.

However Becky claims that because her caravan relies on her home's own running water and electricity supply, it is not a separate dwelling.