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Examination of a proposed allocation of land on the edge of Plumpton as a gypsy caravan site.

The allocation was being promoted in a ‘part 2’ site allocations plan, intended to implement the policies in a strategic plan.  The strategic plan was based on a GTAA carried out under the old definition of ‘gypsies and travellers’ and no further GTAA had been carried out.  Local residents argued that it was inappropriate to make any allocation in the absence of an assessment which established a need for pitches for ‘gypsies and travellers’ as now defined and that, in promoting the allocation, the local planning authority was acting in breach of the PPTS.

Richard Langham appeared for the local residents.

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