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COUNCILLORS will today vote on plans to allow a group of travellers to use a patch of land on the outskirts of Fareham.

Officers at Fareham Borough Council have recommended that councillors on the planning committee refuse plans for one family to use land in Burridge Road, Burridge, for a travellers’ site.

The plans would include a four-bed mobile home and a touring caravan, which would be used by the family of five.

At the moment the family are staying in their touring caravan in Winters Hill in Durley, near where the children attend school.

But the plans have been met angrily by neighbours.

The council has received a total of 41 letters objecting to the scheme with people raising concerns about the mobile home being an intrusive feature in the local landscape and saying that it would affect the traffic in the area.

However, 24 letters have also been received in support of the plans.

Councillors will vote on the plans at the civic offices in Fareham this afternoon.