Danny Kruger MP has written to villagers in Bromham in relation to the events involving a Traveller family over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The Wards, on New Road, are embroiled in a planning dispute with Wiltshire Council over their land.

The council says it is doing "everything we can to resolve this complex situation."

Mr Kruger, who represents the Devizes parliamentary area, has informed residents that he has reached out to Wiltshire Council with three main questions.

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He wrote: “I met members of Bromham Parish Council and visited the New Road site.  I am very concerned about the developments which took place over the bank holiday weekend and share everyone’s concerns about the impact they may have on residents and the local area.

“Any action taken by Wiltshire Council must be within the law, but as recent enforcement notices have been breached, they need to be prosecuted.  I am in close contact with Cllr Laura Mayes, who is pressing to make sure that the appropriate action is taken. 

“Given the breach of enforcement notices, I feel there are some vital points which need to be clarified, and I have written to Mike Wilmott, Head of Development Management Economic Development & Planning at Wiltshire Council for an urgent update on the following: 

“When will the enforcement notices be prosecuted, and what is the anticipated timeline for this to reach court? Is the legal team at Wiltshire Council applying for an injunction, and if not, at what point will they do so? What powers do the council currently have to take action to clear the site?

“When I have more information, I will let you know, and in the meantime, I will continue to liaise with Laura and the parish council.”  

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Cllr Nick Botterill, Cabinet Member for Development Control and Strategic Planning told the Gazette: “We are continuing to do everything we can to resolve this complex situation and are considering all the legal options available to us. 

"We are in regular contact with the local MP to keep him fully up to date. In addition, we are also planning to speak with local residents about the situation as soon as possible.”