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Consultation to start over regional traveller sites

CONSULTATIONS have started to determine the number of new sites for travellers that are needed in the West Midlands.

CONSULTATIONS have started to determine the number of new sites for travellers that are needed in the West Midlands.

The views of individuals and organisations about the provision of services for travellers are being sought by the Regional Assembly.

The assembly represents 38 councils - including Solihull - and the consultation exercise is part of the review of the regional spatial strategy, which will set out policies for development of the West Midlands until 2026.

An assembly spokeswoman said: “We will be considering how many sites are needed for travellers and where they should go.”

There are currently no public sites for travellers in Solihull, but Councillor Ian Courts, cabinet member for economic development and regeneration, indicated the situation could change.

“A decision about how many individual pitches are needed in each local authority area in the region will be made as part of the west Midlands Regional Spatial Strategy review,” he said.

“As part of our plans for the future development of the borough - which we refer to as the Local Development Framework (LDF) - it will be our responsibility to consider suitable site locations in Solihull.”

 

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