Voyager encampment under investigation for execution of planning

A traveler camp permitted to remain in the former car park of the historic Raven Inn pub in Glazebury is currently under planning enforcement investigation.

Apart from a brief departure around February 8/9, the four-vehicle camp has been in the parking lot since January 20.

Although the owners of the site have given temporary permission for the camp to remain on site, under county and land use planning law the land is prohibited from being used for more than 28 days, during of a calendar year, for purposes other than authorized use. .

As a result, campaign group Save the Raven Inn have filed a formal complaint with Warrington Borough Council.

Temporary toilets have been set up at the site following health concerns following local reports of human excrement in the car park.

A spokesperson for Warrington Borough Council said: ‘We have initially received reports of an unauthorized encampment of four caravans at the former Raven Inn, Warrington Road, Glazebury. The Cheshire and Warrington Traveler team provided toilets to alleviate concerns about COVID safety and hygiene at the site. Private landowners are responsible for securing their sites, however, the team is in contact with landowners to offer advice and support.

“There is currently an open investigation into the planning application in this matter, so we are unable to provide further comment at this time.”

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