Exhibition on 21 November 2011, 3.30 – 7.30 pm, The Mowlem, Shore Road, Swanage.
Information also available at Library and Town Hall.
A Council report has been made public today regarding gypsy and traveller sites, ahead of a Council meeting on 8th November. Consultants have been working on behalf of Dorset councils to prepare the Gypsy and Traveller development plan document. A consultation is planned for Nov-Feb across Dorset. After trawling through around 100 sites, the consultants have shortlisted four sites for consultation purposes. One is in Wool and three are in Swanage. Two of the sites at ‘Herston Fields’ and Washpond Lane have been promoted by the landowner for this purpose. The remaining site is within county council ownership in North Swanage. PDC say they are disappointed that at this stage they only have four sites for consultation, which is insufficient to meet the known gypsy and traveller needs in Purbeck. They hope the consultation will help attract landowners to suggest further sites for consideration.
Please note that Council on 8th November is only being asked to agree to publishing these four sites for consultation purposes. Council is not being asked to agree to the principle of whether these sites are suitable and should be allocated. Decisions on the sites that will be allocated as gypsy and traveller sites will come later in the plan process. By then they hope other sites will be suggested for consideration providing them with greater choice.
The papers are available here: http://www.dorsetforyou.com/403709
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