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|Title:||Inspector throws out caravan site planning appeal|
|ID & Publication:||20120911009 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Community News |
A family who set up an unauthorised caravan site on West Lane, Sykehouse has seen their appeal to the Planning Inspectorate to overturn the Doncaster Council’s planning decision rejected.
The Planning Inspector determined that there would be substantial harm to the character and appearance of the countryside and it was in a highly unsustainable location being in a rural spot, surrounded by open fields.
The inspector commented that a single plot would be an inefficient and a wasteful use of land and if similar types of developments were repeated across the borough it would have a cumulative impact.
The Inspector also noted the scheme would conflict with recently adopted development plan policies set out in the Doncaster Core Strategy and these were consistent with national policies.
Councillor Cynthia Ransome, Doncaster Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Environment Protection, said: ‘Providing appropriate pitches for gypsies and travellers across the borough is critical but it is also important that these sites are developed in appropriate areas. In this case, the site would negatively impact on the landscape and is not appropriate. It is reassuring that the Planning Inspector has upheld the planning authority’s original decision to refuse the application.’
An enforcement appeal will be heard in late September which depending on its outcome would see the family removed from the site.
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