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.
– Sir Peter Soulsby, City Mayor of Leicester
We've looked long and hard at the issues people have raised - for example we've agreed to limit the size of the Greengate Lane site to minimise the impact on nearby residents. We're also not planning to allow these sites to expand beyond the planned number of pitches.
Over the next three months I also want to further discussions with the county and district councils to ensure they are playing their part...I also want members of the travelling community to be involved in discussions about how they could help develop and manage sites.
16 pitches have today been proposed on two sites around Leicester.
City Mayor Peter Soulsby says:
– Sir Peter Soulsby, Leicester City Mayor
This has been a very hard decision which was never going to be popular but the council has for years put off tackling the issue of unauthorised encampments across the city, which have numbered more than 115 between January 2009 and September 2012.
It is no longer enough for us to do nothing, and the extra pitches offered by these sites should be a step towards us getting on top of the problem of unauthorised encampments.
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.