Shropshire Council is spending a million pounds on 22 new pitches for travellers.
A million quid! For 22 pitches! That’s 45 and a half grand per pitch! Multiple exclamation marks! They’re a sign of a diseased mind!
Let’s see how much value for money Shropshire Council are getting …
How much would a 56 acre caravan site with a fully-stocked 21 acre fishing lake with planning permission for 79 static caravans, 58 already sited, multiple out-buildings and planning permission to convert 3 holiday cottages set you back do you think? Going on Shropshire Council’s figures, that’s £3.59m just for the pitches without taking into account the out buildings but no, it’s available for a mere £1.5m.
What about a 10.5 acre caravan site with 80 pitches and 135 storage bays? That’s £97.8m at the £45.5k a pitch Shropshire council are paying but amazingly the owners only want £800k for it.
How on earth can Shropshire Council justify spending £1m on 22 pitches for travellers when that sort of money can buy you a fully developed, profitable caravan site with four times the number of pitches and facilities already built?