Models of some homes in the developer's office.
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Derby travellers' illegal camp used for new homes

A former illegal travellers' camp in Derby is to be used for 95 new homes.

It will be one of the largest resident-led housing projects in the country, the site developer said.

Many of the houses will have only one or two bedrooms, allowing people to downsize from larger homes and potentially avoid reductions in benefits they receive.

BBC's Carolyn Moses spoke to resident Mick Whitehead, Jim Wren from Strata Homes and Anthony Slater from Osmaston Community Association of Residents.

  • 28 May 2013
  • From the section Derby