Monday, October 3, 2011

Interesting how the government can offer grants for Gyspy sites

Cost of Traveller site in Saughall could cost more than £6million

The council aims to meet the minimum requirement of 32 pitches, up to a possible 45, at a cost of about £150,000 per pitch

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7 thoughts on “Interesting how the government can offer grants for Gyspy sites

  • Why on earth does it cost £150,000 per pitch? I’m told gypsies are good at laying driveways, let them do it themselves!

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  • exactly, tax paying law abiding citizens cannot afford houses when a bit of tarmac to park a caravan and 4×4 on and lawn costs 150k

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  • crash bandicoot says:

    I would imagine that the costs break down something like this;

    £50k for feasability studies, environmental reports etc.

    £50k for various back handers.*

    £50k to actually do the work.

    *From a legal perspective I use the term back-hander to cover grants, inducements and bonuses and am in no way suggesting that local government is serially corrupt.

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  • crash even 50k is too much for the work to be done

    there is a site near to where this news is covering, a compulsory purchase of a farm the council are going to convert for gypsies it is reported to be worth around a million quid I think it is called “oakwood”

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  • Purchase of the land probably accounts for most of the cost. once the landowner is aware the council needs the site the value suddenly jumps astronomically from its agricultural value.

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  • greenmind

    it was bought under compulsory purchase to store road work vehicles etc for the extension of the Mway

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