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Why this gipsy site decision is wrong

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: February 19, 2014

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I AM vehemently against the decision to site gipsy caravans on an old rubbish tip between Common Road and Tollgate Industrial sites land which is potentially hazardous to the health of the occupants and is located between two industrial sites, next to the county council’s domestic refuse depot.

The borough council’s own land officer stated that “landfill gas is a potential risk”. It is dangerous and we should not put people’s lives at risk.

I suspect the decision was predetermined before the planning committee meeting by certain members of the borough council, who did not want a gipsy site in their wards.

Although I would welcome the new gipsy families with open arms, I do not agree with the location of the site and have grave concerns for their well-being.

Councillor Julian Thorley

Peel Terrace


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