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20/10/2017

Appeal: Urgent personal circumstances justify green belt traveller site

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An inspector has ruled that the ‘urgent and profound’ personal circumstances of a Nottingham gypsy traveller family fulfilled the ‘very special circumstances’ needed to permit stationing their caravan on green belt.

The appeal relates to a parcel of green belt land near Cotgrave, Nottingham. The site is within open countryside, although there is some development nearby, including a pub and park-and-ride facility. The appellant and his family have been living on the site since 2014. Their appeals against enforcement notices by Rushcliffe Borough Council were dismissed in 2015. The present appeal, according .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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