Temporary planning permission granted for Halton gypsy site

Foundry Lane in Halton. Image courtesy of Google Streetview.
Foundry Lane in Halton. Image courtesy of Google Streetview.

Temporary planning permission has been granted for a gypsy/traveller site in Halton near Lancaster.

Councillors approved plans from Mr and Mrs F Varey to change the use of agricultural land off Foundry Lane to a gypsy/traveller site including two static caravans and three touring caravans, two utility blocks, the demolition of an existing stable and erection of a replacement stable building.

The plans also include the installation of a septic tank, regrading of land levels, and retention of hardstanding and 2.1m boundary fence.

But the plans have only been granted for a temporary period of three years.

Ten councillors voted in favour of the proposition and one against, with four abstentions.