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Land at Oxen Lane, North Curry

DATE: 07 Jan 2009

This was the third inquiry into continuing gypsy usage of the notorious site at Oxen Lane, North Curry. The site was on a slope, in open countryside.   The first inquiry had considered the use of the entire site for 16 pitches.   The second had concerned four pitches at the bottom of the site.  Both appeals had been dismissed.  This appeal concerned a single pitch at the top of the site, close to existing housing.  It was also dismissed.  The entire site has subsequently be cleared by injunction (see Taunton Deane Borough Council v Packman [2010] EWHC 2437 (QB)). 

Richard Langham appeared for the local planning authority.