Bid to extend travellers site in Blackburn agreed

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A PLAN to extend a travellers’ caravan site in Blackburn has been approved.

The bid to make alterations to the development on a former coal merchants’ site at the rear of Vincent Street in Ewood was rubber stamped, subject to ‘strict’ conditions.

Jimmy Evans and his son-in-law, John Price, have applied for permission to make alterations to the development. The approved plans sought to replace an existing chalet with a three bed bungalow.

In July 2010 Blackburn with Darwen Council gave Mr Evans approval for two caravans, a chalet and an amenity block. In September 2011 he asked for backdated permission to retain five caravans, a chalet, an amenity block and a WC building.

The planning committee refused to approve the scheme but Mr Evans’ appeal was upheld by a planning inspector in 2012 giving the majority of the site official designation as a ‘gipsy caravan site’.

Now the new bid for an extended part of the site has been approved with conditions.

The applicants have been given conditions that no more than two caravans are to occupy the new section, and no more than one is to be a static caravan or mobile home. Generators powered by an internal combustion engine must not be used on the site.

The applications were approved by Blackburn with Darwen planning committee on Thursday.

Ward councillor Maureen Bateson said she hoped the conditions would allay any problems.

She said: “The application has been approved subject to strict conditions and the focus now is to ensure it is adhered to and enforcement used if required.

“Any complaints made relating to problems must be addressed, as I know residents are worried about that.”

When previously approached by the Lancashire Telegrpah, both Mr Evans’ and Mr Price’s agents said they were happy with the officers recommendations.

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3:08pm Sat 31 May 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

send them packing
send them packing ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: 81

4:37pm Sat 31 May 14

ConcernedOssy says...

That's the best plan conditions and rules mean nothing to these people. They agree to anything with no intention of complying. A not unusual naive decision by A clownsilor is it !! Surely no one in clownsil office can be this stupid !!! What sort of legal team do they employ,bet they're not the cheapest but by the looks of it not the best either. The sooner Hollern and her cronies go the better.
That's the best plan conditions and rules mean nothing to these people. They agree to anything with no intention of complying. A not unusual naive decision by A clownsilor is it !! Surely no one in clownsil office can be this stupid !!! What sort of legal team do they employ,bet they're not the cheapest but by the looks of it not the best either. The sooner Hollern and her cronies go the better. ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 77

5:17pm Sat 31 May 14

Briantodd says...

Our Community Association objected to the initial application.
At the appeal conditions were imposed including using the current exit as the entrance but these did not seem to be observed.
Now we have another planning application which we will be interested to see if actions comply with the conditions : that no more than two caravans are to occupy the new section, and no more than one is to be a static caravan or mobile home. Generators powered by an internal combustion engine must not be used on the site.
Our Community Association objected to the initial application. At the appeal conditions were imposed including using the current exit as the entrance but these did not seem to be observed. Now we have another planning application which we will be interested to see if actions comply with the conditions : that no more than two caravans are to occupy the new section, and no more than one is to be a static caravan or mobile home. Generators powered by an internal combustion engine must not be used on the site. Briantodd
  • Score: 63

5:30pm Sat 31 May 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Briantodd wrote:
Our Community Association objected to the initial application.
At the appeal conditions were imposed including using the current exit as the entrance but these did not seem to be observed.
Now we have another planning application which we will be interested to see if actions comply with the conditions : that no more than two caravans are to occupy the new section, and no more than one is to be a static caravan or mobile home. Generators powered by an internal combustion engine must not be used on the site.
Don't hold your breath !!
[quote][p][bold]Briantodd[/bold] wrote: Our Community Association objected to the initial application. At the appeal conditions were imposed including using the current exit as the entrance but these did not seem to be observed. Now we have another planning application which we will be interested to see if actions comply with the conditions : that no more than two caravans are to occupy the new section, and no more than one is to be a static caravan or mobile home. Generators powered by an internal combustion engine must not be used on the site.[/p][/quote]Don't hold your breath !! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 63

6:56pm Sat 31 May 14

superdad1 says...

Do travelers not travel ??
Do travelers not travel ?? superdad1
  • Score: 60

7:30pm Sat 31 May 14

ConcernedOssy says...

superdad1 wrote:
Do travelers not travel ??
NOT THESE ONES EVIDENTLY IT MUST BE DIFFICULT WITH 40 HORSES THOUGH
[quote][p][bold]superdad1[/bold] wrote: Do travelers not travel ??[/p][/quote]NOT THESE ONES EVIDENTLY IT MUST BE DIFFICULT WITH 40 HORSES THOUGH ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 53

8:07pm Sat 31 May 14

woolywords says...

Before you suck in an huge breath of racists breath, pause...
Think this...
What true cause of concern have you?
State the facts...

Are there, one single fact of proven evidence, to make you think that, these people are other than, people seeking a place to live?

I admit my bias; as I've been friends, with a many of them, since my birth, but can attest that, the many that are my friends, are not the people that you accuse of wrongdoing here. my friends, the Slaters, the Codonas, the Coulthards, the O'Neils, the many, many others, are but honest, hardworking peoples, whose reputations have been ruined by a few.

On the 5th of June, this year, there is a Fair, in Appleby, where you may shout, to all and sundry, the names of those of whom have offended you.
This will invoke the attentions of, the King of the Gypies.
By whose laws, you must abide.
Be you gypsie or lenghro, like you.
His will is, all.
Your shouts will invoke the court, where you will be heard..
You make your accusations against that gypsie, by name..
His family will reply..
But if he, that man accused, is not there, that slur upon his name will stand, until the next court is held.
if he chose to hideaway, for a year and a day...that slur becomes you and yours, upon your family,
as it is, the gypsy way..
Before you suck in an huge breath of racists breath, pause... Think this... What true cause of concern have you? State the facts... Are there, one single fact of proven evidence, to make you think that, these people are other than, people seeking a place to live? I admit my bias; as I've been friends, with a many of them, since my birth, but can attest that, the many that are my friends, are not the people that you accuse of wrongdoing here. my friends, the Slaters, the Codonas, the Coulthards, the O'Neils, the many, many others, are but honest, hardworking peoples, whose reputations have been ruined by a few. On the 5th of June, this year, there is a Fair, in Appleby, where you may shout, to all and sundry, the names of those of whom have offended you. This will invoke the attentions of, the King of the Gypies. By whose laws, you must abide. Be you gypsie or lenghro, like you. His will is, all. Your shouts will invoke the court, where you will be heard.. You make your accusations against that gypsie, by name.. His family will reply.. But if he, that man accused, is not there, that slur upon his name will stand, until the next court is held. if he chose to hideaway, for a year and a day...that slur becomes you and yours, upon your family, as it is, the gypsy way.. woolywords
  • Score: -56

8:45pm Sat 31 May 14

Steven11 says...

superdad1 wrote:
Do travelers not travel ??
Obviously not. !
[quote][p][bold]superdad1[/bold] wrote: Do travelers not travel ??[/p][/quote]Obviously not. ! Steven11
  • Score: 41

3:18pm Sun 1 Jun 14

thermio says...

woolywords wrote:
Before you suck in an huge breath of racists breath, pause...
Think this...
What true cause of concern have you?
State the facts...

Are there, one single fact of proven evidence, to make you think that, these people are other than, people seeking a place to live?

I admit my bias; as I've been friends, with a many of them, since my birth, but can attest that, the many that are my friends, are not the people that you accuse of wrongdoing here. my friends, the Slaters, the Codonas, the Coulthards, the O'Neils, the many, many others, are but honest, hardworking peoples, whose reputations have been ruined by a few.

On the 5th of June, this year, there is a Fair, in Appleby, where you may shout, to all and sundry, the names of those of whom have offended you.
This will invoke the attentions of, the King of the Gypies.
By whose laws, you must abide.
Be you gypsie or lenghro, like you.
His will is, all.
Your shouts will invoke the court, where you will be heard..
You make your accusations against that gypsie, by name..
His family will reply..
But if he, that man accused, is not there, that slur upon his name will stand, until the next court is held.
if he chose to hideaway, for a year and a day...that slur becomes you and yours, upon your family,
as it is, the gypsy way..
Unfortunately when they rob from you, they don't leave a calling card informing you of their names.
Even when catching them in the act and having the audacity to stop them taking your property they, in my experience, threaten with violence rather than give you their surnames.
Maybe in your ivory tower where everyone loves one another this is what happens but I, unfortunately, live in the real world where things are done on a less cereberal and a rather more physical level.
[quote][p][bold]woolywords[/bold] wrote: Before you suck in an huge breath of racists breath, pause... Think this... What true cause of concern have you? State the facts... Are there, one single fact of proven evidence, to make you think that, these people are other than, people seeking a place to live? I admit my bias; as I've been friends, with a many of them, since my birth, but can attest that, the many that are my friends, are not the people that you accuse of wrongdoing here. my friends, the Slaters, the Codonas, the Coulthards, the O'Neils, the many, many others, are but honest, hardworking peoples, whose reputations have been ruined by a few. On the 5th of June, this year, there is a Fair, in Appleby, where you may shout, to all and sundry, the names of those of whom have offended you. This will invoke the attentions of, the King of the Gypies. By whose laws, you must abide. Be you gypsie or lenghro, like you. His will is, all. Your shouts will invoke the court, where you will be heard.. You make your accusations against that gypsie, by name.. His family will reply.. But if he, that man accused, is not there, that slur upon his name will stand, until the next court is held. if he chose to hideaway, for a year and a day...that slur becomes you and yours, upon your family, as it is, the gypsy way..[/p][/quote]Unfortunately when they rob from you, they don't leave a calling card informing you of their names. Even when catching them in the act and having the audacity to stop them taking your property they, in my experience, threaten with violence rather than give you their surnames. Maybe in your ivory tower where everyone loves one another this is what happens but I, unfortunately, live in the real world where things are done on a less cereberal and a rather more physical level. thermio
  • Score: 40

4:45pm Sun 1 Jun 14

ConcernedOssy says...

thermio wrote:
woolywords wrote:
Before you suck in an huge breath of racists breath, pause...
Think this...
What true cause of concern have you?
State the facts...

Are there, one single fact of proven evidence, to make you think that, these people are other than, people seeking a place to live?

I admit my bias; as I've been friends, with a many of them, since my birth, but can attest that, the many that are my friends, are not the people that you accuse of wrongdoing here. my friends, the Slaters, the Codonas, the Coulthards, the O'Neils, the many, many others, are but honest, hardworking peoples, whose reputations have been ruined by a few.

On the 5th of June, this year, there is a Fair, in Appleby, where you may shout, to all and sundry, the names of those of whom have offended you.
This will invoke the attentions of, the King of the Gypies.
By whose laws, you must abide.
Be you gypsie or lenghro, like you.
His will is, all.
Your shouts will invoke the court, where you will be heard..
You make your accusations against that gypsie, by name..
His family will reply..
But if he, that man accused, is not there, that slur upon his name will stand, until the next court is held.
if he chose to hideaway, for a year and a day...that slur becomes you and yours, upon your family,
as it is, the gypsy way..
Unfortunately when they rob from you, they don't leave a calling card informing you of their names.
Even when catching them in the act and having the audacity to stop them taking your property they, in my experience, threaten with violence rather than give you their surnames.
Maybe in your ivory tower where everyone loves one another this is what happens but I, unfortunately, live in the real world where things are done on a less cereberal and a rather more physical level.
WELL SAID,THERMIO ,AGREE ENTIRELY TIME THE POWERS ACTUALLY GOT OFF THEIR BACKSIDES AND FACED REALITY !!!!
[quote][p][bold]thermio[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woolywords[/bold] wrote: Before you suck in an huge breath of racists breath, pause... Think this... What true cause of concern have you? State the facts... Are there, one single fact of proven evidence, to make you think that, these people are other than, people seeking a place to live? I admit my bias; as I've been friends, with a many of them, since my birth, but can attest that, the many that are my friends, are not the people that you accuse of wrongdoing here. my friends, the Slaters, the Codonas, the Coulthards, the O'Neils, the many, many others, are but honest, hardworking peoples, whose reputations have been ruined by a few. On the 5th of June, this year, there is a Fair, in Appleby, where you may shout, to all and sundry, the names of those of whom have offended you. This will invoke the attentions of, the King of the Gypies. By whose laws, you must abide. Be you gypsie or lenghro, like you. His will is, all. Your shouts will invoke the court, where you will be heard.. You make your accusations against that gypsie, by name.. His family will reply.. But if he, that man accused, is not there, that slur upon his name will stand, until the next court is held. if he chose to hideaway, for a year and a day...that slur becomes you and yours, upon your family, as it is, the gypsy way..[/p][/quote]Unfortunately when they rob from you, they don't leave a calling card informing you of their names. Even when catching them in the act and having the audacity to stop them taking your property they, in my experience, threaten with violence rather than give you their surnames. Maybe in your ivory tower where everyone loves one another this is what happens but I, unfortunately, live in the real world where things are done on a less cereberal and a rather more physical level.[/p][/quote]WELL SAID,THERMIO ,AGREE ENTIRELY TIME THE POWERS ACTUALLY GOT OFF THEIR BACKSIDES AND FACED REALITY !!!! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 34

8:04pm Sun 1 Jun 14

kitchener2 says...

Wooly words= wooly head.....heard that from his majesty!
Wooly words= wooly head.....heard that from his majesty! kitchener2
  • Score: -30

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