In July 2015 the Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Site Search Study was published. This Study included a site put forward by the landowner next to Gretton View in Alderton.
The site was rejected for the following reason:
"This site is in a sensitive location and is considered to be an unsuitable for development, which would be particularly prominent in this locally elevated and exposed position. The type of development would also be uncharacteristic of the village and would adversely affect its setting, particularly when viewed from the eastern approach and sections of the B4077 to the south. It would also adversely affect the setting of the AONB and has therefore been rejected."
Although this site was rejected as a suitable site for the gypsy/traveller community residents of Alderton should be concerned at the lack of awareness of the submission of the site and the absence of any local debate.
Alderton residents should be concerned about the lack of awareness of the submission of this site and the appropriateness of it as a site for the gypsy/traveller community. The site has already had two appeals for development dismissed by the Planning Inspector and it seems that the landowner is determined to develop the site in any way possible.
For more information and the full report showing the submission please click here.