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Traveller site staying put in Fakenham

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Published by Chris Craddock at 11:11am 14th June 2018.

A Designated Traveller site in Fakenham is staying put after its lease was renewed.

It was due to expire this year, which would make it illegal for Gypsies and Travellers to stay there.

North Norfolk Council have agreed to review the leases on a year by year basis, rather than the initial 10 year term.

The sites in Fakenham has been in place for the last decade as part of a government funded system.

Richard Price, a cabinet member told KLFM:

“I am very supportive of the decision and believe it benefits the whole of North Norfolk. When situations arise where the police need to move Travellers on from a site, they need to have somewhere to go and this provides that.

"This also serves to look after the prettiest parts of the district. The short stay stopping places in Cromer and Fakenham have served this district well over the last 10 years, enabling us to use the appropriate powers to prevent or deal with unauthorised encampments."

The Fakenham site is found on land south of the A138 Holt Road, north-east of the town and 300 metres east of the Clipbush Lane/Fakenham bypass roundabout.

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