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Council leader: Bournemouth will NOT get traveller site
3:38pm Monday 22nd October 2012 in Latest
BOURNEMOUTH council's leader has said that four sites earmarked for travellers in the town will not be considered further.
It comes as Dorset County Council gears up to update the position on the Gypsy and Traveller Consultation Report.
Ahead of the announcement, Cllr John Beesley said: “Bournemouth remains committed to the Joint Development Planning Document (DPD) process.
“However, having considered the nature and number of responses presented in Peter Brett Associates (formerly Bakers Associates) final report on the Issues and Options Public Consultation regarding the four sites identified in Bournemouth, it is clear that for sound planning reasons none of these are appropriate to be taken forward to later stages of the DPD process.
“For that reason, therefore, I can indicate that the sites included in the earlier consultation exercise, namely land near Erlin Farm, Careys Road, Throop Road and Park Road, will not be subject to further consideration and will not therefore appear in later stages of the DPD process.”
There will be full reaction in tomorrow's Daily Echo. See the proposed sites below: