Friday, May 25, 2012

Another Gypsy site in Stourport?

Remember the totally fair and unbiased public review and discussion that ended with Wyre Forest's entire allocation of Gypsy, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople sites being placed on Sandy Lane Industrial Estate in Stourport?

Well hey know it's not all just Stourport planning permission has been applied for to as a change of use from agricultural land to a "Gypsy Caravan Site to create maximum 15 pitches, amenity blocks and service road." oh wait silly me it's Stourport again.

This time it's behind the new Millfields estate which is kind of interesting given the justification for nixing all the non-Stourport sites as being essentially the ghettoish/racist "they all want to stay together". I mean sure it's close-ish

Access is a joke though. From Timber Lane is a normally closed bridge and from the estate it's winding through the estate and through a short tunnel. Want to transport static caravans to the site? Not to mention that, as far as I know, the estate's roads still haven't been laid properly.

That said it's next to an exiting residential area so it makes more sense than expanding into an industrial zone, but I'm still doing some head scratching here because I can't see this site in the Baker Associates Report you know the report that we paid to have done to identify viable sites in Wyre Forest. So they didn't think it worth mentioning and yet hey look it's suitable enough to go to the trouble of applying for it.

It's been said before, but um can we have our money back please