Plans to to set up a site for travellers in Devon which is "the first of its kind" have been approved.
The site at Haldon Hill, just off the A38 near Exeter, has been used by travellers illegally for 11 years.
Teignbridge District Council planning committee has now approved a purpose-built site, subject to some conditions being fulfilled
You just could not make it up.
Saw the tele and what mad I larf was the intention for the travellers to pay
council tax etc.
Are you ------- joking
So basically, if we decided to set up an illegal squat in a beauty spot locally and refused to move, after 11 years or so we would just be allowed to stay put. Despite taking away the use of the area from locals and visitors and turning it into a disgusting eyesore. Makes me proud to be a law abiding citizen, not!
its five years I think after which the council cannot object or evict on planning grounds. Once finished though Teignbridge could claim the central government bonus for providing affordable houses. Barratts should be told to build their sheds up there instead of at Newlands at least they would visually fit in with the old buses and caravans allready there. Just another local authority joke .
I think it's a good thing at least the site will now get cleaned up, It won't look such an eyesore, the children will have to attend school, and their will be some sort of accountability.
They will get refuse collection and therefore not need to dump rubbish.
As for council tax what about all these people living 11 months of the year in their caravans on Peppermint, Oakcliff, ladysmile etc etc no council tax being paid there, do you treat those people with the same disregard ?
Well done councillors great decision.