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Councillors urged to approve new Cheshire East traveller transit site

Councillors urged to approve new Cheshire East traveller transit site

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Planning officers are recommending Cheshire East councillors give the go-ahead for a gypsy and traveller transit site.

Cheshire East Council has applied for permission to site 10 gypsy and traveller transit pitches and an amenity block on land at the former Cledford Hall Farm on Cledford Lane, Middlewich.

August 11, 2021
Travellers moved from Barony Park in 24 hours in injunction’s first test

Travellers moved from Barony Park in 24 hours in injunction’s first test

Travellers who broke through new barriers onto Barony Park in Nantwich in breach of a court injunction were moved on shortly before 4pm today.

It was the first test of the new two-year injunction granted to Cheshire East Council last August.

March 30, 2021
Travellers breach injunction and break into Barony Park in Nantwich

Travellers breach injunction and break into Barony Park in Nantwich

Council and police chiefs need to take immediate action against travellers who breached a court injunction and broke on to Barony Park in Nantwich, said MP Kieran Mullan.

According to residents, travellers broke through the new park perimeter fencing and gained access to the park via Middlewich Road earlier this evening (March 29).

March 29, 2021
Plans for traveller transit site for Cheshire East submitted

Plans for traveller transit site for Cheshire East submitted

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
A long-awaited planning application to construct traveller pitches at Cledford Hall has been submitted.

The bid, which would provide a temporary accommodation “transit site” for 10 pitches and an amenity block, has been brought forward by Cheshire East Council.

March 26, 2021
Crewe and Nantwich MP backs Government plan to tackle unauthorised encampments

Crewe and Nantwich MP backs Government plan to tackle unauthorised encampments

Government plans for a new criminal offence aimed at tackling unauthorised encampments has been backed by Crewe and Nantwich MP Kieran Mullan.

Details were published today to introduce a new criminal offence which allows police to seize vehicles and arrest trespassers residing on land if “they cause significant damage, disruption or distress”.

March 8, 2021
Travellers transit site in Cheshire East could be open by January 2022

Travellers transit site in Cheshire East could be open by January 2022

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East could see a new £2.2 million traveller transit site at Cledford Hall open its doors in January 2022.

Council Cabinet members voted to give Frank Jordan, the council’s executive director of place, permission to enter into a construction contract for the site to a preferred bidder.

December 1, 2020
Barony Park fence will not stop unauthorised access, admits council

Barony Park fence will not stop unauthorised access, admits council

Fencing around Barony Park in Nantwich is more aimed at enhancing the site and may not prevent unauthorised access, a council chief admitted today.

The comments come after a small group of travellers (pictured) were able to gain access to the park at the weekend, despite the new fencing being erected around the perimeter.

July 28, 2020
Work on Barony Park perimeter fence starts in Nantwich

Work on Barony Park perimeter fence starts in Nantwich

Work on erecting perimeter fencing around Barony Park to prevent unauthorised traveller encampments is underway.

But concerned campaigners say the fence erected so far is higher than the one agreed in plans.

July 10, 2020
Cheshire East “unable” to remove unauthorised travellers in Nantwich

Cheshire East “unable” to remove unauthorised travellers in Nantwich

Cheshire East Council admitted today they will not be able to move the latest unauthorised travellers encampment in Nantwich.

Travellers arrived on the Cheshire East-owned Love Lane car park yesterday evening (June 3).

June 4, 2020
Travellers on Crewe Vagrants land in Willaston

Willaston councillor “threatened” by men while taking photos of travellers

A councillor says he was “threatened” by angry men as took photos of an unauthorised encampment on The Vagrants in Willaston.

Cllr Allen Gage, Cheshire East for Willaston and Rope, said a number of men rounded on him when he was spotted taking pictures from a distance, one allegedly shouting “delete those, I’ll kill you”.

May 27, 2020
3-year Barony Park court injunction just “weeks away” before lockdown

3-year Barony Park court injunction just “weeks away” before lockdown

A three-year court injunction to stop unauthorised travellers accessing Barony Park in Nantwich was just weeks away before lockdown, we can reveal.

It emerged as the first unauthorised travellers of 2020 arrived on the park overnight (May 25).

May 25, 2020
Work on Barony Park perimeter fence in Nantwich to start in March

Work on Barony Park perimeter fence in Nantwich to start in March

Work on a perimeter fence around Barony Park in Nantwich to prevent unauthorised traveller camps could start in March, it has emerged.

And campaigners who viewed detailed drawings of the plans this week, hope it will lead to the park gaining “green flag status”.

January 29, 2020
Council teams review resident feedback over travellers site plan

Council teams review resident feedback over travellers site plan

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council officers are working through thousands of responses from residents on a key document that could pave the way for a new travellers transit site in the borough.

The council ran a public consultation on the draft Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD) – the second part of the council’s local plan – in August and September.

December 23, 2019