Fresh pitch on homes for travellers
The public is being asked to back a blueprint outlining the provision of pitches for gipsies and travellers over the next 19 years.
Central Beds Council’s new Gypsy and Traveller Local Plan will include new policies outlining how planning applications for pitches will be assessed as well as identifying new sites.
Once specific proposals have been identified, the draft plans will go to a full public consultation in May next year. One area that was initially identified as a possible site was Black Barn off Mentmore Road, Linslade.
Councillor Nigel Young said: “We know that this plan will be of interest to both the settled and gypsy and traveller communities and are committed to having a full and transparent consultation with everyone concerned and giving people greater input from the outset.”
The plan can be downloaded from the council’s website at www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/strategic-planning under the ‘planning news and consultation’ section.
The public can comment on the plans online or by getting paper feedback forms from council offices and libraries. Comments must be received by 5pm on Monday, October 29.
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