Bramford: Residents to have say on travellers site bid

BRAMFORD: Residents are set to voice their opinions over proposals to build a travellers site between Bramford and Sproughton.

Mid Suffolk District Council has received a planning application which if given the go-ahead could see caravans and an amenity building put up in an area of land in Loraine Way, Bramford.

The development, which would be used by the traveller community, have come under fire from some local residents who have put up posters in the village objecting to the proposals.

The application reveals that the site would include three static caravans, one touring caravan and a boundary wall around the area. The proposal is set to be discussed by members of Bramford Parish Council next week.

Some residents have objected to the traveller site – which would be situated around a mile from the West Meadow site – out of fear of increased traffic in the area.

Parish council chairman John Hooker said: “At Monday’s meeting this is the only item on the agenda. Members of the public are able to attend and the applicant will also be in attendance.

“The parish council will discuss the application and make a recommendation – based on the application and not the applicant – to Mid Suffolk District Council – who have the final say on the application.

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“Locally there has been a lot of discussion on this and we have had to change the venue because we are expecting a big crowd.”

The meeting will be held at Bramford School, Duckamere, Bramford from 7.30pm on Monday.

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