Chiltern District Council postpone meeting on travellers' sites proposals

Bucks Free Press: Chiltern District Council's offices in Amersham Chiltern District Council's offices in Amersham

COUNCIL bosses have postponed a meeting that was set to rule on plans for accommodation for travellers after saying they needed more time to consider their decision.

Members of Chiltern District Council's Housing and Planning Overview Committee were due to meet this evening to discuss proposals for new pitches for travellers and travelling showpeople.

The meeting has now been put back until the new year, but the council says this will not disrupt a planned consultation with residents.

In August a report stated the authority needed to provide nine new pitches for travellers and 16 for travelling showpeople by 2026.

The council pinpointed five existing traveller sites that could be extended to provide the new pitches and a further five new locations that could be used to provide accommodation.

However councillors stressed this did not mean the sites identified as part of the council's Delivery Development Plan Document were suitable for development, adding use of land for travellers or travelling showpeople within the Green Belt is inappropriate.

In a statement the council said: "The DDPD will contain detailed development management policies, site allocations and land use designations. The gypsy, traveller and showpeople's proposed site options and consultation forms one part of this much wider document. Members decided they needed more time to give the report their full and thorough considersation.

"The Housing and Planning Overview Committee will now consider the DDPD on January 21, and make comments or recommendations. Cabinet then considers the document, with any revisions, on February 11, after which it will go out to public consultation for a minimum of six weeks.

"Any responses from the consultation will go before a Government-appointed inspector who will conduct an examination of the DDPD in the summer."

Comments (6)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

1:33pm Wed 11 Dec 13

pennman says...

Might I suggest somewhere on the moon?
Might I suggest somewhere on the moon? pennman

3:30pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Redtop says...

pennman wrote:
Might I suggest somewhere on the moon?
Gosh, its just like reading the wit of Oscar Wilde. You are so funny and clever. Stay classy.
[quote][p][bold]pennman[/bold] wrote: Might I suggest somewhere on the moon?[/p][/quote]Gosh, its just like reading the wit of Oscar Wilde. You are so funny and clever. Stay classy. Redtop

4:20pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Dickitdo says...

May I be so bold as to suggest that they leave any decision until 2025 at the earliest as they are not needed in Bucks, as far as most people are concerned. And who is going to pay for these sites I certainly do not want too
May I be so bold as to suggest that they leave any decision until 2025 at the earliest as they are not needed in Bucks, as far as most people are concerned. And who is going to pay for these sites I certainly do not want too Dickitdo

10:03am Thu 12 Dec 13

pennman says...

Redtop, look at what's happened to the school at Waltham St Lawrence. It was good, now terrible, due to the 'travellers' (who don't actually travel) sending their kids (occasionally) to the school where they are disruptive. The parents seem to breed like flies, but don't care about their own families' welfare, they contribute nothing to the village and are universally hated for their lack of standards. It's all take, take, take and if you criticise them, then the Gypsy Council shout 'racist'. Just watch an episode of 'Big Fat Gypsy...' and you'll see why travellers are so loathed.
Redtop, look at what's happened to the school at Waltham St Lawrence. It was good, now terrible, due to the 'travellers' (who don't actually travel) sending their kids (occasionally) to the school where they are disruptive. The parents seem to breed like flies, but don't care about their own families' welfare, they contribute nothing to the village and are universally hated for their lack of standards. It's all take, take, take and if you criticise them, then the Gypsy Council shout 'racist'. Just watch an episode of 'Big Fat Gypsy...' and you'll see why travellers are so loathed. pennman

2:02pm Fri 13 Dec 13

sai-diva says...

pennman, if you think Big fat Gypsy is a documentary of how travellers live their life, then you're mistaken. As for the kids at the school, they are, of course welcomed with open arms and minds aren't they? Or are they victimised and discriminated against.? If the parents of the non traveller kids 'hate' the travellers, then what effect do you think that has on the attitudes of the children attending that school?
I've heard the same criticisms of other minority groups as well,' breeds like flies' 'lack of care' so Those are sweeping generalisations, and racist statements.
pennman, if you think Big fat Gypsy is a documentary of how travellers live their life, then you're mistaken. As for the kids at the school, they are, of course welcomed with open arms and minds aren't they? Or are they victimised and discriminated against.? If the parents of the non traveller kids 'hate' the travellers, then what effect do you think that has on the attitudes of the children attending that school? I've heard the same criticisms of other minority groups as well,' breeds like flies' 'lack of care' so Those are sweeping generalisations, and racist statements. sai-diva

9:47pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Dickitdo says...

pennman wrote:
Might I suggest somewhere on the moon?
How about the Darkside!!!.
[quote][p][bold]pennman[/bold] wrote: Might I suggest somewhere on the moon?[/p][/quote]How about the Darkside!!!. Dickitdo

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree