Cottingley Springs plan blocked

Date: 17th July 2012.'Cottingley Springs Caravan Site the first 'Official' site for Travellers built by Leeds City Council in 1969.
Date: 17th July 2012.'Cottingley Springs Caravan Site the first 'Official' site for Travellers built by Leeds City Council in 1969.

The traveller site at Cottingley Springs will not be expanded, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has ruled.

The decision brings to an end a costly three year battle over the issue, which was eventually placed under government jurisdiction after Leeds City Council gave green light to the plans.

One long-term opponent of the plans has now called for senior council officials in charge of the process to “consider their positions”.

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