Travellers’ extended stay angers villagers

Controversy: The eight caravans have been on land next to the M55 since 2011, despite objections

Controversy: The eight caravans have been on land next to the M55 since 2011, despite objections

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Travellers living alongside a busy motorway have been told they can stay on because a council has nowhere else to put them.

The 22-strong community, camped in eight caravans next to the M55 on land at Bartle near Preston, has won permission to remain for the next two years despite strong objections from residents.

The news has come as a huge blow to locals who claim that the travellers have caused numerous problems since arriving on Rosemary Lane in 2011.

 

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