The site was originally part of the 8 acre Apple Cottage plot and was sold by Christopher Baker
Subsequently it was occupied, on a temporary basis, by 2 caravans in connection with an attempt to establish an agricultural enterprise from 1978-84. Any further extension of the planning permission was refused as the enterprise failed and the area was in the Green Belt which had come into being in 1960s and restricted development. The site remained empty until it was purchased in 1999 when the new owners moved their caravan on to the site.
Since then, there has been a series of planning applications relating to the number of residential caravans allowed on the site. Recently permission was given for an additional 3 residential caravans