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Representation 9287 on Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers by Mrs Diana Ruff

Support / Object: OBJECT
Document Link: Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers - Main Matter 15 - Whether or not the plan would make appropriate provision for gypsy and traveller accommodation over the plan period having regard to the evidence of need and proposed sites?, Issue - Whether or not the proposed sites identified for gypsy and traveller accommodation would be soundly based in terms of their location and site specific impacts, Site GT/06 - Greenway, Wingerworth, Question 25
Representation: Access to this proposed site from the A61. The A61 is already struggling with the increase of traffic from all the new developments being built. The new access would be opposite a major new development. Even Highways have now concluded that this would be inappropriate.
At examination: Written representation

Original submission

I would like to register my objections to the proposed Travellers Site at Greenway, Wingerworth.
I have put these in bullet point fashion.
* Access to this proposed site from the A61. The A61 is already struggling with the increase of traffic from all the new developments being built. The new access would be opposite a major new development. Even Highways have now concluded that this would be inappropriate.
* This proposed site has always been deemed a grassed play area for children. Some years ago a resident did ask for planning permission to graze her ponies on this land and this application was refused on these grounds, so why is it now appropriate for a Travellers Site?
* This site has a Public Footpath running across it - will this be closed off to residents from the Hunloke Estate?
* No proper consultation has been under taken. The Parish Council and as l understand from Planning Cabinet Members also had no knowledge of this site being included in the "Local Plan".
* From what l understand the Travelling Community have not been included in any consultation process and their view is that they would prefer existing sites to be extended. There are sites within NE that could be extended.

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