Gary Emmins has applied to Cornwall Council for permission to site a log cabin as a permanent base and a touring caravan.

His agent  Maggie Smith-Bendall points out in her supporting statement to Cornwall Council that the site was sustainable with local services at “a short distance at Redruth and Illogan”. The family is currently sharing a site which only had authority for one family. “Mr Emmins is a nomadic travelling Gypsy, who travels the country painting barns in his touring caravan. He also attends most Gypsy horse fairs, as is our custom, where he buys and sells anything of value, which hold a profit to earn part of his living.The family lives by all our traditions, culture and customs, and keeps our Romany language alive by our life-style.”

The application will be considered by the Parish Council in December.