Council chairman Richard Alvin said: ‘The population of Chigwell is about 12,000 spread over 12 square miles so we will be having an uplift of about a quarter to a third in a very short space of time.
I sense it will be an unmitigated disaster and a traffic nightmare.’Jill Spero, a retired company administrator who lives near the 300-acre farm – 50 acres of which will be used for the caravan site – angrily attacked the plans. Miss Gunnell, 44, has admitted she came up with the idea in 2009 while making an appearance at the Boat and Caravan Show in Birmingham.‘Someone from the Caravan Club was talking about the Olympics and how they were looking for temporary sites and I mentioned that my mum and dad had a farm very close to Stratford,’ she has said.
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But the scheme is due to last from July 25 to September 11 – a total of 49 days – to include the Olympics, Paralympics and the period in-between.
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Caravan Club events manager Len Short said the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs had issued advice to councils urging them to allow longer temporary sites in support of the Olympics.
The club consulted Epping Forest Council two years ago about using the land for a camp, he added, and it raised no objection.