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Appeal: Clark awards temporary permission for gypsy site in green belt


Communities secretary Greg Clark has disagreed with an inspector’s decision to grant planning permission for a permanent Romany Gypsy site in Dagnall, in South Bedfordshire, finding that protection of the green belt meant that temporary permission was appropriate.

In his decision letter, Clark said that he was satisfied the applicant meets the planning policy for traveller sites (2015) definition for gypsies and travellers, and agreed with the inspector that there is no planning reason why a traveller family should not occupy the site.

The scheme was also judged not to present a significant threat to the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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