More than 240 people attended a meeting about potential Gypsy and Traveller sites.
Potton Town Council led the public meeting at the Mill Lane Pavilion on Wednesday evening (February 20).
The aim was to inform local residents of the town council’s actions with regard to the potential Gypsy and Traveller sites in Potton, Sutton, Everton and Dunton.
So many people were present that many had to stand throughout the meeting. They represented both the travelling and settled populations.
Town council chairman Alan Leggatt told everyone that the council’s appointed planning consultants, DLP Consultants, conducted a thorough, impartial and independent assessment of the 12 potential sites in the Potton area. Their report was submitted to Central Beds Council’s officers and councillors.
Central Beds ward councillors Doreen Gurney and Adam Zerny also spoke at the meeting and answered questions.
There was a high level of public concern about the large number of potential sites that are in the Potton area as opposed to the county’s other wards.
The planning consultants’ assessment can be viewed in the Brook End Community Centre tomorrow (Tuesday, February 26) from 9am to 12.30pm and on Thursday from 9am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 4pm.
Gypsy and Traveller sites will be discussed by Central Beds Council’s sustainable communities overview and scrutiny committee at 10am on Thursday (February 28). The meeting is at the council’s headquarters at Priory House, Chicksands.
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