Martin Clunes set to lose planning battle over traveller site next to his farm

The proposed site showing a small wooden barn with dirt track and cars around it
The proposed site where plans have been submitted to legalise a traveller site (Image credit: Google Maps)

TV star Martin Clunes has suffered a setback in his planning battle against plans to build a permanent traveller site next to his farm in Dorset.

The Doc Martin and Men Behaving Badly actor, 61, and other villagers have opposed the plans for the controversial development near the town of Beaminster.

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