- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled the city of Richland cannot stop a mobile home park from re-renting vacated spaces.

The Supreme Court this past week upheld an earlier decision by the state Court of Appeals. The Appeals Court found the city could not prevent the 138-lot Cleveland Mobile Home Park from moving mobile homes to vacated lots.

Richland appealed to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court said Richland’s interpretation of its zoning law violated the mobile home park owner’s “constitutional right to enjoy its property.”

Attorneys for the mobile home park had argued that Richland’s zoning ordinance applied to the mobile home park as a whole, not to individual lots within the park. The owners argued re-filling the lots was a continuation of an established use, not an expansion.

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