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Traveller site plan set for green light

Laura Kearns 13th Mar, 2017

A TEMPORARY traveller site in Tanworth-in-Arden is set to be made permanent.

Three mobile homes and three caravans are currently situated on the land off Poolhead Lane, close to the M42.

The Buckland family have applied to make their residency on the site permanent, after staying there at various points since the early 1990s. The family living there currently consists of five adults and five children – applicant Ann Buckland and her husband, their two sons and their families.

Six objections to the proposals have been made by residents and along with an objection from the parish council.

They voice concerns about the site being on green belt land, noise from the motorway being above the acceptable level for children and the pitch being not being up to standard.

And the parish council objected: “The site is located within the green belt and has a long planning history which has included several inquiries where the decision has concluded the site is inappropriate for gypsy and travellers’ needs and the appellant should make longer term arrangements to restore the land to its previous use as an open field.”

But Stratford District Council look set to give the plans the green light at a planning meeting on Wednesday (March 15).

Officers say the family’s personal healthcare and schooling needs – three children attend school, one is home schooled and one is below school age – carry ‘significant weight’ to the granting of the application and have recommended it be granted.

*PLANS to build 23 care bungalows and a clubhouse in Bidford look set to be given the green light.

An application has been submitted to Stratford District Council to build on land at Friday Furlong.

Developers Cranbrook Homes hope to build bungalows for those over the age of 65 who need some extra care while living independently.

Some 25 objections have been received in relation to the plans, with residents say too many homes have been built in Bidford recently, the development would be out of character with the area and there would be too much traffic.

But officers have recommended the proposals be approved, and have also backed outline planning permission for a clubhouse – which would see a cafe, bar, meeting room and hairdressing salon built on site.

Councillors will discuss the proposals at a planning meeting on Wednesday (March 15).

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