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Cornwall Council begin consultation on the Gypsy & Travelling Communities Strategy & Delivery Plan

By | 2013-03-07T17:11:00+00:00 March 7th, 2013|Uncategorised|

Cornwall Council are consulting on the Gypsy & Travelling Communities Strategy & Delivery Plan.  The Draft Gypsy and Travelling Communities Strategy and Delivery Plan (pdf) provides the evidence base for the Draft Local Plan policy for Gypsies and Travellers. It identifies pitch requirements to 2020; sets out the Council’s priorities for delivery of sites; and [...]

Site Provision in Cornwall – consultations

By | 2013-01-20T14:55:00+00:00 January 20th, 2013|Uncategorised|

Cornwall Council are beginning a consultation with Gypsies and Travellers about new site provision. They propose to allow more sites for Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople across Cornwall over the next 8 years. Currently they are proposing; • 146 residential pitches •  50 transit pitches • 7 pitches for ShowpeopleSome will be provided by the council, they have [...]

New pitches for Plymouth and Pensilva

By | 2012-12-23T16:00:00+00:00 December 23rd, 2012|Uncategorised|

From the Plymouth Herald WORK is to go ahead on a new permanent Gypsy and Traveller site on the edge of Efford in the Spring. Plymouth City Council has been awarded £600,000 to build 10 pitches on the permanent residential site at Military Road. Controversial Plymouth Traveller and Gypsy site gets go-ahead From the Cornish [...]

Mount Hawke Travellers’ site plan opposed

By | 2012-11-22T16:29:00+00:00 November 22nd, 2012|Uncategorised|

From the West Briton 24/01/13 PLANNERS have approved a controversial scheme for a new Traveller site in Mount Hawke. Single mother Helen Birkett was given planning permission for three pitches, composting toilets and a utility shed on her two-acre plot near Mount Hawke Skatepark. Cornwall Council's area planning committee also approved the continued use of [...]

Plymouth City Council Transit Site Consultation

By | 2012-09-25T12:52:00+00:00 September 25th, 2012|Uncategorised|

Plymouth City Council have begun a public consultation on a much needed proposed new transit site on Broadley Park Industrial Estate. Public consultation events start today (25/09) at Woolwell Community Centre from 2pm to 6.30pm and again on the 2nd October. An exhibition will also run for six weeks at the George Park and Ride [...]

Claim that Traveller was asked on to council land

By | 2012-09-06T12:23:00+00:00 September 6th, 2012|Uncategorised|

From the West BritonAN INVESTIGATION is being demanded into claims a Cornwall Council officer encouraged a Traveller to move onto council-owned land.St Agnes Parish Council is writing to chief executive Kevin Lavery over the allegation against Gypsy liaison officer, Phil Eaton, that he also urged the man to occupy private land next to a flagship [...]

Travellers’ group pitch up again at Central Park in Plymouth

By | 2012-09-04T12:34:00+00:00 September 4th, 2012|Uncategorised|

From the Plymouth HeraldTRAVELLERS have illegally pitched up at Central Park – for the second time within two months.Five caravans as well as 4x4s and several cars gained access to green space near Goals off Outland Road on Friday.Cllr Martin Leaves, who represents Peverell ward, has asked council officers to investigate whether gates to the [...]

Public consultation over planned Gypsy and Traveller site in Plymouth

By | 2012-09-04T12:22:00+00:00 September 4th, 2012|Uncategorised|

From the Plymouth HeraldA PUBLIC consultation has been launched over a proposed Gypsy and Traveller site.Fifteen transit pitches could be built on land owned by the council at Broadley Park, near Roborough, under the controversial plans.Councillor Chris Penberthy, cabinet member for co-operatives and community development, said: "I know that this is a sensitive issue but [...]

Travellers can stay on Newquay ‘death trap’ site

By | 2012-08-29T23:56:00+00:00 August 29th, 2012|Uncategorised|

From the Cornish GuardianA FAMILY of six Travellers has moved onto a "death trap" derelict hotel site in Newquay, the Cornish Guardian has learnt.The group, which includes two adults and four under-18s, set up camp at the former Cedars Hotel at the junction between Mount Wise and St George's Road last week.Police and social services [...]