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Villagers vowed to oppose plans for gipsy and traveller sites in South Cambridgeshire. A list of potential sites for new plots in the district was announced, and it included land at Spring Lane, Bassingbourn, and Old North Road, Whaddon. South Cambridgesh
Villagers vowed to oppose plans for gipsy and traveller sites in South Cambridgeshire.
A list of potential sites for new plots in the district was announced, and it included land at Spring Lane, Bassingbourn, and Old North Road, Whaddon.
South Cambridgeshire is obliged to build an additional 88 pitches by 2021 under the East of England plan, but Cllr Jack White, of Bassingbourn parish council, said the Spring Lane plot was not suitable.
He said: "The site is at the end of a country lane and I don't think it is a suitable place for those pitches.
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"We have travellers at an exisiting site near Bassingbourn who are valuable members of the community, but when you try and put people somewhere they don't want to be that's when you get problems."
Concerned villagers formed an action group to oppose the plans.
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