Lancashire

Fylde travellers' site plan set for rejection

Travellers seeking planning permission for an illegally created site in Fylde are expected to have their application refused again.

They want retrospective approval for a 22-caravan site on greenfield land at Singleton, which they now occupy.

Local people are angry that the travellers levelled the land with hardcore and moved their families in.

Fylde Borough Council rejected an application in June 2009 and officers have recommended a second refusal.

In a council report officers described the development as being contrary to the local plan and stated it would have a detrimental effect on the area.

The report stated: "The needs of the travelling families should be balanced by the harm caused."

The application will be decided upon at a meeting of council planning meeting on 2 June.

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