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Gypsy Site Plans Remain Undecided After Residents' Complaints

Wednesday November 12 2014




RESIDENTS' objections to an approved traveller site has forced the council to re-think its decision.

Plans for the 11-pitch site at Grange Lane, Stairfoot, will now be referred back to the council's planning board for a second consideration later this month.

The council confirmed the plans will be reviewed again after a number of objections were submitted by residents who argued they had not been given enough time to submit their views before the meeting last month.

A spokesman said: "These objections have been discussed with the chairman of the planning board and senior management and it has been agreed that it will be represented at the next planning board meeting on November 18."

The site will be run and managed by the council as an 'emergency stopping place', which gypsies and travellers will be able to use for a maximum of 14 days.

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Reply Posted by Love Barnsley on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 10:31
There is a petition you can sign

Reply Posted by love barnsley on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 10:32
goo.gl/xB6JLg

Reply Posted by Hi-90 on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 11:12
Do you have a better link to the petition? Thanks

Reply Posted by Mr C on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 11:42
Good news for the local people who would have to put up with the antics of Gypsys on the doorsteps I hope they don't get it they call there self's traveller's well get on your travels then

Reply Posted by Ackerman on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 12:45
://tinyurl.com/oz2bglu

Reply Posted by Ackerman on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 12:47
Just copy paste the above into your address bar and it will take you to the petition

Reply Posted by Reader on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 13:29
If you look on the councils web site though its still being recommended for approval at next weeks planning meeting

Reply Posted by Dixie on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 15:49
it interesting to see the site consideration for Carlton is also still on the council plans too despite strong opposition from local residents and the land being confirmed as too contaminated (Carlton colliery site) and it not meeting the alleged criteria that any site for consideration for traveler sites has to meet!!!

Reply Posted by ty on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 17:16
Dixie-the site at Stairfoot conflicts with the same BMBC documentation. It seems the council are at odds with their own Core Strategy Policies...bizzare!

Reply Posted by Mick on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 19:14
Some bullying going on at the council over this one, not giving the local councilors much of a chance but they are fighting your corner albeit with hands tied behind their backs.

Reply Posted by Cosmic clown on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 20:01
Look travellers have to live somewhere, so can I suggest the grounds at Westminster palace and outside conservative headquarters .

Reply Posted by Mr C on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 20:24
Good idea Cosmiclown

Reply Posted by ray on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 21:36
Cawthorne silkstone and hoylandswaine have loads of room get em over there

Reply Posted by Dutty on Thursday November 13 2014 at 07:41
I can't see how a site right next to a waste transfer station/main road is safe for children. Check BMBC policy. This proposal does not marry up...

Reply Posted by dedatodd on Thursday November 13 2014 at 09:07
This sounds like its a point of law referring, people haven't had enough notice / time to object so they go through the process again so it ticks all the boxes legally. They then go ahead anyway.....all done n dusted legally.

Reply Posted by Kpox on Friday November 14 2014 at 10:00
It's not quite that simple dedatodd-however, know what you're saying.

Reply Posted by Kpox on Friday November 14 2014 at 10:00
It's not quite that simple dedatodd-however, know what you're saying.

Reply Posted by Let it go... on Saturday November 15 2014 at 23:52
I understand people's reservations, however, gypsies like everyone else are people and therefore I think deserve the council to give them a chance. Not all gypsies are fighting, thieving louts, as some people would have us believe. They are very traditional and travelling is one of said traditions. It will be run and regulated by the council so I don't see the problem. If it's abused they can always shut it down! Give them a chance!!!

Reply Posted by Bounty on Sunday November 16 2014 at 07:03
Fair enough Let it go.

Put them right next to you if you're happy with the idea of a site. The council can always shut it down if it's abused, eh...