Permanent travellers site given final go ahead

The existing site at Horsdean.

The existing site at Horsdean.

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The final clearance for a permanent travellers site on the South Downs has been granted.

The Department for Communities and Local Government have confirmed that they will not be calling in a planning application for 12 permanent residential traveller pitches at Horsdean, Brighton.

The South Downs National Park Authority’s Planning Committee resolved to grant permission on 13 February and today the Secretary of State confirmed the site will be given the go-ahead following his scrutiny. 

Brighton & Hove City Council will now be able to go ahead with their plans to create the site, which extends and improves an existing traveller transit site just to the east of Patcham on the north side of the A27.

Trevor Beattie, Chief Executive for South Downs National Park Authority, said: “It is good to see that the Secretary of State, after close scrutiny of the reasons for our decision on this application, has agreed not to call it in.

"This vindicates the approach taken by the SDNPA and Brighton & Hove City Council.”

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