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Further discussions will take place with the travelling community according to Sir Peter Soulsby, City Mayor of Leicester.
16 pitches for caravans have been proposed on sites including Red Hill Way, Greengate Lane, Hoods Close and Ratby Lane.
Building could start by the end of the year if applications are approved.
Sir Peter Soulsby, City Mayor of Leicester, says concessions have already been made regarding the size of the sites and further discussions will take place with members of the travelling community.
16 pitches have today been proposed on two sites around Leicester.
City Mayor Peter Soulsby says:
16 pitches for caravans have today been proposed around Leicester.
Planning applications will now be submitted and if approved, building could start by the end of the year.
The feasibility of two additional sites on Hoods Close and Ratby Lane.
10 pitches are planned for Red Hill Way, and 6 pitches for Greengate Lane, where 10 had initially been proposed.
Plans for pitches on Beaumont Way have been scrapped.
The decision on where authorised traveller camps will be built in Leicester will be made today. Three sites have been considered since last February year.
City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby will make an announcement later. Thousands of people have signed petitions against the plans.