PLANS for a travellers' site has been refused by Wycombe District Council.

The application for a gypsy caravan site for nine pitches- five transit and four permanent- has been refused due to it harm to the rural amenity of the area and the Green Belt.

David Curtis, who currently lives at a travellers' site at Five Oaks Farm in Studley Green wants to build the site, which would include a shower block and stables at High Barns in Marlow Road, Cadmore End.

The CELEB action committee, which consists of residents from the area, opposed the application and more than 100 people attended an extraordinary Lane End Parish Council meeting in January.

The decision notice from WDC said the "urbanising impact" on the landscape would "negatively impact on the special character and intrinsic landscape qualities of the Chilterns AONB and the rural amenity of the area generally."

It also said it would be an inappropriate development of the Green Belt and the special circumstances are not considered to outweigh the harm.

The notice also pointed out that the noise from the M40 would not provide a satisfactory internal or external living environment for future occupiers of the development and said a management plan needs to be set out which shows how a facility for waste will be in place.

The applicants can appeal if they wish to.

To view the application search 13/08106/FU on the WDC planning portal online.