Inquiry opens into Cottingley Springs traveller site expansion

Cottingley Springs caravan site near Gildersome.

Cottingley Springs caravan site near Gildersome.

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Residents and councillors have attended a three day public inquiry held by the Planning Inspectorate in Leeds to consider the expansion of the Cottingley Springs traveller site near Gildersome.

The inquiry, chaired by a planning inspector, is considering if permission should be granted for the controversial application after the Secretary of State for Planning, Eric Pickles, called it in for further consideration.

Coun Robert Finnigan, who has led the group at the inquiry, said “We are battling against Leeds City Council who have employed a barrister to put their case.


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