Council likely to approve traveller site cost

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District councillors will decide this week whether to release £7,425 to bring a traveller site to Rowsley.

At a meeting this Thursday, Derbyshire Dales District Council look likely to approve the revised cost of building the site, which had originally been estimated at £5,250.

As planning permission for the site was granted in March, once the costs have been approved work will commence almost immediately.

The permission allows four caravans to park at land in Old Station Close, Rowsley, for a period of nine months. The time limit starts from the date the family move on to the land.

Derbyshire Dales District Council have a legal duty to find the traveller family a home, who have previously refused a bricks and mortar option because of their heritage.

Traders and residents in Rowsley have been adamantly opposed to the traveller site from the very beginning