Will the Derbyshire Dales get its first Gypsy site?

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The Dales could get its first Gypsy site as planning chiefs have recommended a traveller site for approval.

Members of Derbyshire Dales District Council’s central and northern area planning committee will meet on Tuesday to discuss the application for a three–pitch traveller site at the Woodyard, off the A6, in Homesford.

Previous applications for holiday lodges on the site have been turned down by the authority, initially on the grounds that there were too many, and then on the grounds that the holiday homes would be “inherently prominent and encroaching and detrimental to the character and appearance of the countryside”.

The application has been made by the Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group.

It has been recommended for approval for a period of three years.

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