TRAVELLERS have put in a retrospective planning application for caravans at Hemley Hill, despite being given marching orders last summer after more than a four year dispute.

The latest planning application to Wycombe District Council was put in just before Christmas by Messrs Doran.

They have applied for retrospective planning permission for a private gypsy/ traveller site for four families including four mobile homes, four touring caravans and four utility buildings.

Last summer three of the country's top judges rejected an appeal for a previous planning application by Kathleen Murphy for nine gypsy pitches with associated buildings.

The travellers moved onto the Green Belt and AONB land near Princes Risborough in 2009, after Patrick Hanrahan bought the site.

WDC issued an enforcement notice and a long legal battle began, ending at London's Court of Appeal last July, when the families on the site were given 18 months to leave.

Spokesman for WDC, Nick Sykes, said: "I can confirm that a new planning application has been made on the land for a traveller site comprising four pitches, the details can be seen on the council’s ‘Public Access’ system on the council website. "The planning application reference is 13/08157/FUL.

"Under planning legislation the council will be expected to determine the application as it would any other planning application. The past history of the site will be taken into consideration in any decision made."