Five Acres

Tonight at the Planning Committee the application to regularise the Traveller site at Five Acres came through with a recommendation to approve.

I wrote at length last month about the whole Coblands site and how I was hoping to see progress with the Traveller site, the fly-tipped waste, the new housing and the infrastructure changes to the crossroads.

The Traveller site is the first part of the jigsaw and although not a member of the Planning Committee, the Chairman graciously allowed me to speak. I spoke in support of the application tonight but also raised my concerns around the illegal pitches that have popped up there. Regularising this site will enable the Local Planning Authority to take action to remove illegal pitches and I will be pushing hard for that.

I’m pleased to say that the application was granted. We won’t see changes overnight but progress is finally being made.