Katie Price put brake on second hand car lot at £3m 'mucky mansion'

EXCLUSIVE Katie Price and former fiancé Carl Woods put the brakes on second hand car lot at £3million ‘mucky mansion’ after council threatens enforcement action

  • The former glamour model no longer has second hand cars on her driveway 
  • Horsham District Council have closed an enforcement investigation 
  • Katie’s former fiancé Carl Woods was running his car sales business from her West Sussex home

Katie Price is no longer using her £3million ‘mucky mansion’ as a second hand car lot after local council chiefs threatened enforcement action.

The former glamour model, 45, was locked in a row with Horsham District Council amid fears a car sales business was being run from her West Sussex home by her former fiancé Carl Woods, 34. 

Pictures released last year showed an array of cars parked on the driveway at the West Sussex property including a Mercedes, Jaguar and a Range Rover.

Under planning laws, storing and selling cars from a residential address can be seen as an unauthorised ‘change of use’ of the home.

Anyone breaking the rules can expect an unlimited fine and incidents could lead to repossession and fees.

Horsham District Council bosses launched an enforcement investigation last September into the ‘alleged running of a second-hand car business’.

Katie Price is no longer facing an investigation by Horsham District Council 

An array of cars including a Mercedes, Jaguar and a Range Rover were pictured on the driveway at Katie Price’s ‘mucky mansion’

Planning documents seen by MailOnline reveal the case has now been closed in July  after ‘the breach ceased’.

A local council source told MailOnline the specific case involving Ms Price’s property had also been closed.

Council officials previously launched a planning enforcement investigation into the ‘alleged running of a second-hand car business’ in December 2021 but the case was closed in March 2022.

At the time, Carl listed the address of Katie’s home as the place to come and view his fleet of second-hand cars. 

READ MORE – Katie Price is ‘struggling to rent out’ her £2.5million Mucky Mansion for £6k a month due to it being ‘mouldy’ and ‘haunted’

In a blurb on Autotrader for his business, Bespoke Automotive, the car salesman wrote: ‘Not only can you find the perfect used prestige car at Bespoke Automotive, but our staff can also help you secure vehicle finance for your used prestige car and after sales servicing such as new tyres, window tinting or detailing.

‘Bespoke Automotive offer their used cars not only to local customers, but can also organise delivery of your dream car to anywhere in the world, simply contact us to find out more.’

Katie is understood to have split with Carl after they unfollowed each other on Instagram last month. 

In a recent Q&A with fans on TikTok, the glamour model was also said to have avoided mentioning the businessman.

This is not the first time that Katie has been in hot water with local council chiefs.

Carl Woods, Katie Price’s former partner, runs a second hand car sales business 

The former glamour model was declared bankrupt in 2019 and now has £3.2 million worth of debt

In 2019, Horsham District Council began enforcement proceedings after the glamour model started building work on a beauty studio, gym and horse paddock without permission.

Planning enforcement offices concluded in September 2019 that the development was a ‘breach of planning control’ and issued a temporary stop notice to stop the development from continuing.

READ MORE – Katie Price ‘faces a £20k FINE after failing to get planning permission to renovate her mucky mansion… as work begins on a new gym, horse exercise arena and beauty studio’

She had three months to restore the land to how it was before or face a £20,000 fine.

Katie bought the sprawling West Sussex house in 2014, and includes the 1930s house – which comes with 12.25 acres, a swimming pool, tennis courts, stables and paddocks.

She was once said to be worth £40million from a career as a model, author, and businesswoman.

However, Katie was declared bankrupt in 2019 but was allowed to enter into an Individual Voluntary Arrangement, a deal to pay back some of her debts.

Katie previously agreed to pay £12,000 a month through the deal but her creditors claim she has not been sticking to it. 

A hearing into Katie’s bankruptcy has been postponed five times, after it was originally scheduled to take place in June 2022.

A considerable amount of the £3.265m is owed for mortgages secured against her mansion in West Sussex.

She is due back in court next February.

MailOnline has approached Katie Price’s representatives for comment. 

Source: Read Full Article