Core Strategy - Consultation Draft

Comment ID 1078849/CSCD/6
Document Section Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Delivering Strong and Inclusive Communities CS18: Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople CS18: Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople View all on this section
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Response Date 16 Feb 2010
Provision will be made for an additional 36 residential and 10 transit pitches for Gypsies and Travellers for the period 2006 to 2011.

This policy statement does not mention when taking potential sites into consideration, whether or not there is already a large population of Gypsy and Traveller people at a location. The policy should steer away from creating ghettos within rural parishes like Congresbury? Congresbury currently has 43 occupied pitches on Moorland Park a further 4 unauthorised sites in an adjacent field and another four sites at Moorbridge Mobile home site. This policy could create pockets of social and economic deprivation in rural communities. The policy should aim to deliver strong and inclusive communities.

Current Gypsy & Traveller sites within the Parishes of Congresbury and Hewish are built on high risk flood plain, which goes against the advice of the Environment Agency.