A 20-year-old woman is fighting a council’s decision to ban her from living in a shed in her parents’ back garden.
NHS worker Victoria Campbell has been living in a one-bedroom cabin since last September while she saves up for a deposit for a house.
The structure was built by her parents, Jenny and Colin, at a cost of £14,000.
The shed was intended to be a temporary home for Miss Campbell and her boyfriend, Bill Warden, while they saved for a deposit on a mortgage.
But now her local council has given her nine months to move out of the shed at Havant, Hampshire, or face a fine.
The council’s planning committee ruled that it was ‘not appropriate for primary living accommodation.’
Families camped illegally at Dale Farm are still being paid thousands of pounds in housing benefits by the council that is in an ongoing legal battle to have them evicted.
Basildon Council pays as much as £53,625 a year for 25 families at the 51-pitch site which the authority says they are entitled to, even though they have not got planning permission.
Leader, Tony Ball, said two years ago that benefits for mobile home rent paid to families on the illegal site had been stopped but yesterday it was confirmed that was not the case.