Traveller Sites In Leicester

Leicester City Council wants to build three authorised traveller sites in and around Birstall in Leicester. The decision is to be announced today.

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Leicester traveller sites: ongoing discussions

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.

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.

– Sir Peter Soulsby, City Mayor of Leicester

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