New gypsy caravan sites identified by Labour for York

As part of their new “Local Plan” Labour Councillors are proposing to allocate land on which 41 new gypsy caravan plots will be provided over the next 5 years.

Hessacar Lane Dunnington

Hessacar Lane Dunnington

The sites identified are:

Land at Outgang Lane, Osbaldwick 6 pitches

Chowdene Campsite, Malton Road (inc. Land off New Lane) 20 pitches

Land at Common Lane and Hassacarr Lane, Dunnington 15 pitches

Wetherby Road

Wetherby Road

A further expansion of provision is planned for future years.

Sites for show people have also been identified. They are at:

The Stables, Elvington 1 plot

Wetherby Road, Knapton 20 plots

No consultations on the proposals, which are due to be debated by a Council working group tomorrow (Monday), have yet been undertaken.

However the proposal for Hessacarr Lane is next to Minster FMs studios so no doubt they will start to broadcast some information about the plan!

Strangely none of the sites falls within the boundary of a ward represented by a Labour Councillor.

7 thoughts on “New gypsy caravan sites identified by Labour for York

  1. Paul Cordock says:

    Did you know that the owner of Chowden recently had his planning application for an additional 15 caravan pitches on top of the existing 5 he has, refused by COYC ?

    The application was refused on the grounds of inadequate access onto Malton Road.

    Unbelievable that the Council have allocated the site for 20 travellers caravan pitches.

    I hope the owner appeals against the refusal and wins !

    The council are a disgrace

  2. […] Following our earlier story, the Council have now provided (slightly) more detailed maps of where they are looking to provide more Gypsy caravan pitches as well as the proposed layover site for show people (e.g. fairground equipment). […]

  3. Paul Ruttle says:

    I would like you to know that myself and everyone around here will fight to the death over this proposal at Knapton, York. I have lived on Wetherby Road since 1980 and I find I cannot exit my house on a morning and most of the day time because of the traffic. Its an absurd idea and a blight to everybody accessing York from Wetherby and West Yorkshire in general. I have worked too hard for too long to see our area decimated by this
    Paul Ruttle

  4. Gaz says:

    This is ridiculous! Are the council really that alien from the MAJORITY of York!
    I live near Wetherby Road and the proposed sight will ultimately depreciate the value of my house! I pay all my taxes
    On a different note, why on earth would you put a travellers sight next to Knapton..its a beautiful little village and on the side where more tourists will enter York…only to be greeted with a showman’s site!
    Do you wonder why people get frustrated with the council

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