Monday, 23 October 2017

‘Gypsy’ site rejected

PLANS for a “gypsy” site in Sonning have been rejected by Wokingham Borough Council.

PLANS for a “gypsy” site in Sonning have been rejected by Wokingham Borough Council.

Jade Nolan had wanted to use the land off Bath Road for the caravans and mobile homes, along with utility and day rooms, to create “an area to facilitate a gypsy lifestyle”.

But the council says the plot is outside of permitted development boundaries and that the plans failed to demonstrate that the development would not harm protected species in the area.

Charvil Parish Council had also objected to the plans, along with dozens of residents who said the land was unsuitable for the proposed site.

Prime Minister Theresa May, the MP for Maidenhead, also wrote to the borough council to oppose the application and “to represent the concerns of constituents”.



Wokingham Borough Council recently completed its consultation on traveller sites, which concluded that there were enough sites to last until 2019.



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