FEARS that acres of green belt land could be turned into a temporary Travellers’ site have been quashed after it was revealed the land will be used by farmers.

Over the past few weeks fears have been growing that a fresh influx of caravans could soon pitch up after more than 25 acres of farm land in Commonside, Alvanley were sold at auction for more than £300,000.

Now, following weeks of uncertainty, the new owners have dispelled the growing rumours that the land had been bought by Travellers and assured villagers that the green belt fields will not be built on.

Stephen Brennan of Formidable Capital Assets Limited said the company bought the land in four separate lots for £340,000 in the hope of leasing the land to farmers.

“We are intending to let the plots out to the farmers, there will be no change of use for the fields whatsoever, we have no intention of changing anything,” said Mr Brennan.

“We intend to be good neighbours and are hoping to be able to work alongside local business owners. We will be open to offers for the acres, but we will not exploit the situation, which means I can assure you that there will be no change or development on the land and it will remain greenbelt.”

Mr Brennan said that the Lancashire-based development company had bought the land in an attempt to diversify away from property into agriculture.