A GIPSY camp has approval in Chester's Green Belt, with backing from Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.
The field, off the A56 Chester Road in Wimbolds Trafford, can be occupied by three named families and no more than six caravans.
The permission is for a 'limited period' while the families are living there, then caravans and other structures should be removed.
The decision follows a two-day hearing by inspector S J Emerson.
The appeal was launched after the previous owner of the land, John Doran, was refused retrospective permission by the council for a private site for four gipsy families.
This provided for three touring caravans, two motor homes and toilets. Mr Doran's application led to 115 letters of objection.
Mr Doran appealed to Mr Prescott but, by the time of the hearing, the owner was Michael Delaney.
Mr Prescott accepted the site would be an inappropriate Green Belt development but agreed a number of issues including Mr Delaney's 'acute need' for a permanent site, the hardship which would arise if he and his wife had to leave, the children's education and the lack of alternative sites amounted to very special circumstances.