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Appeal: More accommodation for seasonal fruit pickers ‘not justified’

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A proposal to construct an additional 23 mobile homes for agricultural workers at a soft fruit farm in Gloucestershire has been turned down after an inspector found no evidence of an essential need for further accommodation.

The appeal relates to a large soft fruit growing business north of the town of Newent. The farm is staffed primarily by Eastern Europeans, who live temporarily in either existing homes or a cluster of portable buildings known as ‘the barracks’ during peak season. A much smaller number of workers also work during the winter months. The proposal is for an additional 23 mobile homes to.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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