In the first Basildon Gypsy planning appeal since the Dale Farm evictions, Tim Jones has gained planning permission for two Irish Travellers in an appeal against a refusal of permission by Basildon Council. The site lies in the Green Belt, not far from Dale Farm. However the inspector found that there was a significant unmet need for Gypsy/Traveller sites in the district which would not be met for some years to come and gave considerable weight to the LPA’s failure to address need within the circular 1/06 timeframe and to maintain a 5-year supply as required by PPS3.
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