Search

Councillors to decide fate of Romford gypsy and traveller site

11:32 31 July 2014

Havering Town Hall, where councillors will make a decision this evening

Havering Town Hall, where councillors will make a decision this evening

Archant

Councillors will tonight decide whether to approve planning permission for a “gypsy and traveller caravan site” on the Green Belt in Romford.

Occupants have lived on the land on the corner of Straight Road and Lower Bedfords Road, known as Vinegar Hill, for 10 years without formal planning permission, after a temporary right to remain expired in 2004.

In a report published ahead of Thursday evening’s meeting of Havering’s Regulatory Services Committee, council officers recommended granting the application “in recognition of the unmet need for gypsy and traveller sites” in the borough.

The application for five pitches for gypsy and traveller accommodation was made by Mr Myles O’Connor and approval would see him and others permitted to remain on the site for another three years.

Read more:

Havering environmentalists hit out at council over airport expansion plans
Plans for development of former petrol station in Harold Hill

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

15:00
The Recorder, May 27 1955

This week in history – 60, 40 and 20 years ago.

Tracy Giddings is celebrating her 50th birthday year by undertaking a number of physical activities

Getting older can be daunting for many women but a mother-of-two has taken it in her stride as she gets fit for 50.

Yesterday, 12:00
SYM Sailing Club's event for the Royal Yachting Association's Push the Boat Out initiative

The sun streamed down on the tranquil scene of Russell’s Lake, as sail boats drifted across the clear waters.

Yesterday, 10:00
Hornchurch High Street is a lot quieter since new parking regulations have been put in place

Independent high street shops are still in jeopardy because of increased parking charges, according to businesses.

Most read news

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder