RAMPARTS: Defences negated

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Last year, due to a traveller problem, the council built earth ramparts (barms) around the affected land.

Persimmon Homes is now building houses on the opposite piece of land, near Cramlington Station. It was supposed to have built vehicular access to enable heavy plant to enter, but the heavy plant – bulldozers, earth movers, etc – are taking the shortcut through the barm.

They have widened the entrance, removing the blocking stones in the process, thus negating the whole defensive network.

As the land is now easily accessed by caravans, which are due next month, it seems to me that the only people being inconvenienced by the barms are the very people they were designed to protect.

Adrian Mcrobb