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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Travellers’ camp near Staffordshire Hoard field refused

Plans to build a travellers’ camp in a field bordering the site of the Staffordshire Hoard discovery have been thrown out.

The Maughan family, who had wanted to live on the site, near Hammerwich, is appealing against the decision.

A verdict on plans for the land, which sits on the border of Burntwood and Brownhills, had been put back after it was found that the travellers, who bought the plot at auction three years ago, had not included all of the land they owned on the planning application form.

Now, Lichfield District Council has ruled a camp would be inappropriate development on green belt land.

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