Public inquiry to decide gypsy site plans

Daily Echo: Public inquiry to decide gypsy site plans Public inquiry to decide gypsy site plans

A PUBLIC inquiry into whether two Gypsy brothers and their families should be allowed to live on agricultural land near Fordingbridge will be held on April 29.

The plan by Felix and Miles Connors attracted 300 letters of protest from local people who said they feared it would set a dangerous precedent, and may lead to dozens of caravans on the rural spot, off Marl Lane.

Planners agreed and turned down the plan. But the brothers appealed and now a planning inspector appointed by the Government will hear both sides at Fordingbridge Town Hall from 10am on April 29.

The brothers want to use the land as a Gypsy site for two mobile homes, with new access and entrance gates an amenity block, stable block, hardstanding and parking.

Residents say it would create a hazard for dog walkers, children and horseriders who use the local bridleways and would be an unattractive addition to a well-loved and well-used landscape.

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11:09am Fri 13 Dec 13

Richard 51 says...

Can I build a house there....NO ....thought not
Can I build a house there....NO ....thought not Richard 51

11:25am Fri 13 Dec 13

country bird says...

NO NOT GIVE THEM THE GO AHEAD. What on earth is wrong with this country? STOP allowing this to happen and stop letting everyone into this country.

Rent or buy a home like all the rest of us and go and get jobs, pay all of your bills and get road tax/insurance and MOT's like all the rest of us too.

I completely agree with Fordingbridge residents and it will not be 2 caravans, it will be hundreds.
NO NOT GIVE THEM THE GO AHEAD. What on earth is wrong with this country? STOP allowing this to happen and stop letting everyone into this country. Rent or buy a home like all the rest of us and go and get jobs, pay all of your bills and get road tax/insurance and MOT's like all the rest of us too. I completely agree with Fordingbridge residents and it will not be 2 caravans, it will be hundreds. country bird

1:42pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Mary80 says...

Hate to burst the bubble but round the corner from me is a gypsy street they keep the place neat and tidy and don't cause any trouble their homes look a lot neater than even mine
Hate to burst the bubble but round the corner from me is a gypsy street they keep the place neat and tidy and don't cause any trouble their homes look a lot neater than even mine Mary80

3:21pm Fri 13 Dec 13

ToastyTea says...

My Grandma lives in Fordingbridge and really wouldn't be happy with those scum living nearby.
My Grandma lives in Fordingbridge and really wouldn't be happy with those scum living nearby. ToastyTea

4:13pm Fri 13 Dec 13

AndyAndrews says...

Mary80 wrote:
Hate to burst the bubble but round the corner from me is a gypsy street they keep the place neat and tidy and don't cause any trouble their homes look a lot neater than even mine
This is about caravans, not houses. Agricultural land is, amazingly, meant for agriculture and not caravans...
[quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: Hate to burst the bubble but round the corner from me is a gypsy street they keep the place neat and tidy and don't cause any trouble their homes look a lot neater than even mine[/p][/quote]This is about caravans, not houses. Agricultural land is, amazingly, meant for agriculture and not caravans... AndyAndrews

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