More gypsy sites are proposed

PUBLISHED: 11:47 22 March 2007 | UPDATED: 11:43 06 May 2010

MORE sites are being proposed for gypsy and traveller families in Mid Beds. Twenty new pitches are needed in the area and this week Mid Beds District Council published a list of sites that could accommodate the families. The sites have been suggested to t

MORE sites are being proposed for gypsy and traveller families in Mid Beds.

Twenty new pitches are needed in the area and this week Mid Beds District Council published a list of sites that could accommodate the families.

The sites have been suggested to the council by landowners and the gypsy and traveller community and the public is now being asked to make their comments during a six-week consultation period that ends on April 30.

Forward planning manager for the council Trevor Saunders said: "We want everybody in the local community to give us their views.

"No decisions have yet been made and if people want to suggest further sites to us, we will be pleased to look at them before recommending what sites we think should be taken forward."

Mr Saunders added: "The consultation paper also asks some important questions about how sites should be looked after in future and whether we should also be taking the opportunity now to identify sufficient sites to provide for gypsy and traveller needs in the longer term."

The sites in Comet country being put forward as potential permanent sites by the council are Woodside Caravan Park, Hatch; Oak Tree Nursery, land adjacent to Magpie Farm, Upper Caldecote, and Magpie Farm itself; land at Edworth Road, Langford, and land south of the gypsy and traveller site between Common Road and Myers Road, Potton.


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