Plot where self build was rejected gets planning permission to become traveller site

An overhead shot of land east of the A529, Woodseaves, Market Drayton, Shropshire
The plot where the traveller site gained planning permission had previously seen an application for a self build bungalow rejected (Image credit: Google Earth)

The decision to grant planning permission for a traveller site in Shropshire on a plot of land where a self build bungalow was rejected has led to a discrimination row with a council's planning department.

Planning permission for a bungalow on a site in Shropshire was previously rejected before an application for a traveller site was granted permission on March 8. During this second application, 42 local residents submitted objections with some claiming the decision would be "inconsistent" with other applications.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.