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Temporary traveller sites for Marshes End and Broadstone Way refused planning permission at crunch meeting

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Summary

  • The planning meeting taking place this morning at Poole’s Lighthouse Theatre has been lodged by the council’s own environmental and consumer protection services.
  • Committee members will be debating and voting on plans for two temporary stopping sites for travellers and gypsies.
  • These two separate proposals are for 12 pitches at Marshes End, Creekmoor, and four pitches at land north of the B&Q car park, Broadstone Way.
  • Officials have argued that by having designated temporary stopping places within the borough, they hope to avoid a repeat of last summer that saw a number of unauthorised encampments encroach on the town’s parks and open spaces.
  • However, full council decide in eight days time whether to take the latest £400,000 offer for Marshes End site in Creekmoor.
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