A PLAN for yet more caravans has been passed in Upper Moor, near Pershore.

The application for eight caravans was given the green light by planners at Wychavon District Council, despite complaints that 107 caravans have now been given the go-ahead, compared to a reported 200 houses.

Liz Tucker, the local parish councillor said: "I don't think it is fair that another application for a caravan site has been submitted.

"There are 107 caravans here compared to 200 houses.

"Why should the residents of Upper Moor be expected to take another eight caravans?"

Mrs Tucker also claimed that with previous applications, more caravans had been provided than had been allowed.

The caravans will be installed at a site near Wyre Piddle bypass.

Wychavon councillors had previously rejected a plan for caravans in Upper Moor two years ago because it risked overpowering the rest of the village, but it was overturned on appeal by the planning inspector.

David Hammond, housing and planning services manager at Wychavon District Council, said that the council had not won a gypsy appeal before.

Cllr Keith Wright said: "I don't think there is anything we can do to stop this application going through."

Mrs Tucker muttered "I suspect they will be pass the next one as well" as she left the meeting.

Prior to the meeting, residents had strongly objected to the application.

Keith Jones said: "Hill and Moor Parish is overrun with traveller sites and there can be no justification for yet more sites."

The application was heard at a meeting at the Civic Centre in Pershore on Thursday February 8.