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Proposals for the sites would be subject to a list of requirements for planners such as safe access, no risk to flooding or landscape character and location.Kate Ellis, Assistant Director for Planning and Regeneration at City of Lincoln Council, said: “A gypsy and traveller accommodation assessment was completed in 2013 for Central Lincolnshire and identified the need for 71 additional traveller pitches.

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“In recent appeals, the council’s evidence base to identify need has been challenged and therefore the council has appointed consultants to revise the GTAA (Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment), which will provide robust evidence on the need for Gypsy and Traveller pitches in the borough.” The council has 31 Traveller pitches at its two sites in Twyford and Arborfield, although at the Twyford site overcrowding means there are actually 30 mobile structures on site rather than the permitted 16. The original South East Plan stated the council would need 21 pitches by 2016, however the council now admits this figure falls short and more will be needed.

ANOTHER four places in Stourport have been added to Wyre Forest's gypsy and traveller site shortlist.

“Local Authorities have a statutory requirement to assess the accommodation needs of gypsies and travellers under section 225 of the Housing Act 2004.

This can also mean the need for a strategy to be produced to set out how this identified need can be addressed under section 87 of the Local Government Act 2003 (as amended).

Five objectors were registered to speak to the committee, which will make recommendations to cabinet tonight.

Cabinet will then decide which of the 15 potential sites will be put forward for a six-week consultation, beginning in October.

This proposal has also been earmarked for approval by planning officers.

A report on the planning applications notes: “The council’s own Gypsy and Traveller sites are full, there is a waiting list for pitches and there are a number of unauthorised pitches in the borough.

Stourport Civic Hall was tension charged as hundreds packed in to Wyre Forest District Council’s special overview and scrutiny meeting, where residents were outraged not to have been able to have their say.

The meeting, which overflowed into the civic chamber, with more people standing outside, was called to discuss the provision for 28 gypsy/traveller pitches up to 2017 and a further 15 up to 2022, as well as one pitch for travelling show people.

The plans indicate new traveller pitches in Lincoln, to be developed as extensions to the existing Washingborough Road site in the city.

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