Issue - meetings

Redevelopment of the Fernhill Gypsy and Traveller Site

Meeting: 21/07/2021 - Cabinet (Item 122)

Redevelopment of Fernhill Traveller site - Part B

A report from the Cabinet Member for Housing Services is attached.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Eamonn O’Brien, the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance and Growth, presented the Part B report which outlined the recommended route to invest and redevelop the site as a permanent traveller’s site for the current occupiers.

 

Decision:

That Cabinet approves the recommendations in the report.

 

Reasons for the decision:

Councils are required by the Housing Act 2004 to undertake regular assessments of the accommodation needs of Gypsies and Travellers either living in, or travelling through, their area.

 

Other options considered and rejected:

There have been several attempts to find suitable alternative sites within the Borough. All other options have been investigated and discounted.