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Bartle travellers site extension plan to be rejected

Posted on - 30th June, 2014 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Woodplumpton
Entrance to where the caravan site is off Rosemary Lane

Entrance to where the caravan site is off Rosemary Lane

The continued use of fields as a temporary travellers site is set to be rejected by Preston city council.

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Planning officers have outlined their objections to land just south of the M55 near Bartle being used as a caravan park.

Situated near Rosemary Lane the refusal by the owners Mr J & S Lee to install a proper system for dealing with waste from the caravans means the city council’s planning committee are recommended to reject the application.

They had applied for the Rosemary Lane site to be given another two years while the consultation on finding permanent traveller sites across Preston, Chorley and South Ribble continues.

A statement from planning officers states: “The applicant has provided insufficient information to show how the site would be drained and wastewater dealth with.

“Therefore, the applicant has failed to demonstrate that satisfactory drainage arrangements can be provided to support the parking of caravans for residential use at this site, or justification as to why the use cannot use the mains drainage.

“The lack of satisfactory drainage would have an acceptable adverse impact upon the amenities of the residents of the caravans on site and upon drainage in the local area.”

The application for the extension of use of the fields as a traveller site drew 67 letters of objection.

Preston Rural North councillor Lona Smith had asked for the application to be called in to be considered by the city council’s planning committee.

They will decide on the application from 10am at the Town Hall on Monday 30 June.

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