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Councillors Reject Plans For Greenbelt Gypsy Pitch

Tuesday April 29 2014


Town Hall Town Hall


A GYPSY claims she will be homeless after councillors rejected her plans for a caravan pitch.

Maria Cunningham made a plea to the planning board on April 15 to allow her to live in a caravan on the greenbelt site,

She said: "I am a gypsy by birth but recently I have been in a permanent dwelling. The remainder of the time I am on the road with my children.

"I have two sons in a local primary school, my landlord is selling the property and I have been given notice to quit so I will shortly be homeless.

"This plan will allow us to continue with a gypsy nomadic lifestyle."

Coun Caroline Makinson questioned whether a public rights of way officer had been to the site and said it was 'utterly inaccessible' due to barriers.

She also said there had been threats of dangerous dogs and that these were tactics being used to deter people from using the public right of way.

It was suggested a three-year temporary permission be granted, but the final decision was to refuse the application on grounds it is a traveller site in the green belt and is not appropriate.

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Reply Posted by Dave on Tuesday April 29 2014 at 12:10
Come on you lot! Find something to moan at with this one lol!

Reply Posted by Polly on Tuesday April 29 2014 at 12:15
Yer the nosey ***** nowt but up the own arse who usally wirte on here thats what i say

Reply Posted by Jesus Jones on Tuesday April 29 2014 at 12:45
She'll have to find a big fat gypsy park bench

Reply Posted by me on Tuesday April 29 2014 at 16:37
What's it matter so long as they are Tidy and respectful. Would let some build houses on there I bet


Reply Posted by STEVEO on Tuesday April 29 2014 at 19:30
Finally common sense has prevailed.

Reply Posted by Jeff on Wednesday April 30 2014 at 13:11
Get a job. Buy a house.

Reply Posted by kilkenny has a stalker on Thursday May 1 2014 at 10:39
Jeff - I think you may have missed the whole point of the article there lovey.


Reply Posted by sid on Thursday May 1 2014 at 10:46
Go away Kilkenny you condescending smug person.

Reply Posted by kilkenny on Thursday May 1 2014 at 11:06
Sid- have you been looking up words in the dictionary again? Nothing wrong with that but you need to READ the meaning of them.

Reply Posted by Sue on Friday May 2 2014 at 08:28
How the hell is she going to be homeless? Are they taking her caravan off her? No, just telling her to pitch it somewhere else.