Martin Clunes is battling ‘totally unsuitable’ plans for a permanent site for travelers next to his farm


Martin Clunes is battling ‘totally unsuitable’ plans for a permanent site for travelers next to his 130-acre farm

  • Mr Clunes is trying to prevent the construction of a permanent site for travelers near his farm
  • Theo Langton and Ruth McGill are looking to build a permanent home on their land
  • Mr Clunes opposed the proposal through planning experts Terence O’Rourke

Doc Martin star Martin Clunes is trying to halt plans for a permanent Traveler site next to his 130-acre Dorset farm.

New-age hippie neighbors Theo Langton and Ruth McGill are looking to build a permanent home on their land after spending 25 years in a mobile home there.

Mr Clunes submitted an objection to the plans through experts Terence O’Rourke – saying the proposal was ‘wholly unsuitable’ and ‘inappropriate’.

The company said the site had no access to electricity, water and sewage in a letter to council chiefs.

Mr Clunes submitted an objection to the plans through experts Terence O’Rourke

The Men Behaving Badly star’s neighbors Diane and Robert Clarke also say the Area of ​​Outstanding Natural Beauty in which the site is believed to be based is “unsuitable”.

Artists Theo, 52, and Ruth, 47, have lived on the site since 1997 and have been fighting to stay in their home since 2007.

They have been breaking municipal planning rules since 2020.

The couple want to add another “touring caravan and very large mobile home” to two caravans they already own.

Theo Langton

Ruth McGill

New-age hippie neighbors Theo Langton and Ruth McGill are looking to build a permanent home on their land after spending 25 years in a mobile home there

Theo told The Sun: “It’s a pitch for our family, that’s all. We have no idea what the problem is.

Ruth called Clunes “disembarked and loaded”.

She added: “We have a cordial relationship with them. They just don’t want to live next to a travel site.

Mr Clunes and his wife, Philippa Braithwaite, 58, bought the sprawling farm in 2007.

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