Ap­peal over trav­eller site is turned down

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

An ap­peal over a de­ci­sion to refuse plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion for a car­a­van site in Peter­bor­ough has been re­jected.

Peter­bor­ough City Council has spent four years try­ing to re­move a trav­eller fam­ily from land near Mile Drove in Glin­ton. The council re­fused plan­ning per­mis­sion for the land to be­come a car­a­van site, a de­ci­sion which was ap­pealed.

How­ever, the Plan­ning In­spec­torate has sided with the council. In a writ­ten judge­ment he said the pro­posed trav­eller site would be “sub­ject to a se­ri­ous risk of flood­ing which would be likely to en­dan­ger the peo­ple liv­ing there” and that “the vis­ual and spa­tial im­pact of the trav­eller site pro­posed would be sig­nif­i­cantly harm­ful to the char­ac­ter of the area.”

How­ever, he also noted that the per­son ap­peal­ing and his fam­ily “have a range of med­i­cal and ed­u­ca­tional needs which liv­ing at the ap­peal site has helped to ful­fil,” and that by re­ject­ing the ap­pli­ca­tion it “would be likely to re­sult in the ap­pel­lant be­ing made ‘home­less’ and hav­ing to live on the road­side.”

The site near Mile Drove in Glin­ton

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