Council launches plans to provide travellers pitches

The council today launched a consultation about plans for residential pitches for Travellers and Travelling Show-people. Credit: ITV News.

Herefordshire Council is calling on the public to provide feedback about proposed Travellers’ sites and authorised stopping places.

The council today launched a consultation about plans for residential pitches and temporary stopping places for Travellers and TravellingShow-people.

Feedback from the six week consultation will contribute towards the Travellers’ Sites development plan, part of Herefordshire Council’s Local Plan which outlines the strategic planning framework for the county up to 2031.

Councillor Philip Price, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, said:

“This is a chance for the public and other interested parties to have their say on this vital component of the Herefordshire Local Plan, which will guide decisions on applications for new Gypsy and Traveller pitches and the potential for an authorised stopping place for those travelling through the county. Herefordshire Council has a priority to enable residents to live safe, healthy and independent lives. Ensuring the provision of good quality accommodation for Gypsies and Travellers will help to address the inequalities this community can face when accessing services such as housing, education and social care.”

Councillor Philip Price.

There will be a public drop-in session at Leominster Library on Thursday 23 November, 3.30-6.30pm for anyone who has questions about the Travellers’ Sites development plan or the consultation.

The document is also available to view at libraries across the county.

The consultation runs until midnight on Monday 18 December 2017.