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Traveller site plans to be discussed at meeting in Chalfont St Giles
PROPOSALS to locate pitches for travellers in Chalfont St Giles are to be discussed at a public meeting in the village this week.
Land on Top Farm in The Lagger is being considered by Chiltern District Council for use by gypsies, travellers and travelling showpeople, with the authority needing to find an additional 25 pitches by 2026.
The Chalfont St Giles site is one of 12 in the district being considered by the council, who have said the potential capacity has still to be determined. The council has also said the identified sites are not necessarily suitable for development.
The proposals will be discussed at a meeting hosted by the village's Residents Against Inappropriate Development campaign group, who have held two recent information days about the plans.
Chairman Tony O'Neill said: "Our two Saturday sessions on the village green have highlighted how many people were totally unaware of these proposals. It indicates an inadequacy in the communication of major events, particularly those impacting residents.
"We are aiming to ensure that every villager and household in Chalfont St Giles is fully aware, and are alert to that which may change their enjoyment of village amenities."
The meeting will take place at the Memorial Hall in School Lane from 7.30-9pm on Friday, September 27.
More information on the campaign can be found on the group’s website, www.csg-raid.com.
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