Application for Gypsy site in Derwent Valley

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A Gypsy liaison group has submitted a planning application for a traveller site at a sought after Derwent Valley location.

The Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group, based in Darley Dale, has submitted the application for the Homesford Wood Yard site to house a family of Gyspsies.

Derbyshire Dales District Council confirmed the application had been received, however the details are not likely to be available on the authority’s website until next week.

The site, off the A6, is also subject to another planning application for six holiday chalets.

Owners Paul and Andrea Hodgkinson, want to sell the site so they can move to their dream home in Norway.

Paul commented: “The site is still available on the open market. It is available to whoever.”

He said he has no objection to Gypsies living on the site.

The council is currently considering the application for tourism lodges.

An earlier application for holiday lodges was previously refused by the authority on the grounds that there were too many chalets.

To view and comment on the application online, visit the planning section of and search for application reference ‘14/00117/FUL’.