Caravan site approved between Langleybury Lane and Old House Lane in Langleybury

Watford Observer: Caravan site approved for Langleybury Caravan site approved for Langleybury

Politicians have unanimously agreed that three gipsy caravans can be pitched in Langleybury.

At a planning committee in Three Rivers House last night, district councillors granted permission for three mobile homes to be stationed in land between Langleybury Lane and Old House Lane.

There are already two temporary residential caravans on the site and the proposals sought to add a further mobile home.

Concerns were raised by officers as the land is located within the Green Belt.

However, in reports submitted to the council, officers said: "The general need for pitches in Three Rivers, the lack of identified supply of sites to meet this need or of available alternative sites to meet needs are considered to be very special circumstances which would outweigh the harm to the Green Belt by way of inappropriateness and the actual harm to the openness of the Green Belt as a result of the proposal."

Speaking for the plans, applicant Jimmy Cash, said there are already two caravans on-site, and the third was needed because his family has grown.

He added: "There are very little gipsy sites for us in the district.

"We have made it our home and we don’t get many complaints. We don’t cause a problem and we keep to ourselves.

"I have spent all my money to do this up as best I can for my wife, family and kids."

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6:25pm Fri 24 Jan 14

phil mitchel says...

Do you want to get your planning approved against the odds....just have more kids.
Do you want to get your planning approved against the odds....just have more kids. phil mitchel
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9:33pm Fri 24 Jan 14

only5foot3 says...

tell them luton is up the road....potatoes
tell them luton is up the road....potatoes only5foot3
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10:31am Sun 26 Jan 14

pepsiman says...

This is totally illegal - you are not allowed to build on or occupy Green Belt land. The council should be taken to court and sued for misrepresenting the people who pay them.......
This is totally illegal - you are not allowed to build on or occupy Green Belt land. The council should be taken to court and sued for misrepresenting the people who pay them....... pepsiman
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9:46pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Mr Watford of Watford says...

Are these people paying council tax?

Why did he allow his family to grow if he didn't have room for that?

If the need for housing outways the need to protect greenbelt land then eventually there's not going to be any greenbelt left - it's there for a reason.

What is being done to stop this happening again?!!
Are these people paying council tax? Why did he allow his family to grow if he didn't have room for that? If the need for housing outways the need to protect greenbelt land then eventually there's not going to be any greenbelt left - it's there for a reason. What is being done to stop this happening again?!! Mr Watford of Watford
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