More traveller sites needed across district

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THE public are to be asked to propose sites for travellers in the district in line with a legal requirement to provide appropriate land.

It was discussed as part of a debate on the Daventry Settlements and Countryside Local Plan at a meeting of Daventry District Council’s (DDC) strategy group on Thursday last week.

It was outlined at the meeting and the document will now go out to public consultation.

DDC’s strategic planning and strategic health portfolio holder, Cllr Kay Driver, said: “We have got to have these sites, there is currently only one in the Daventry district.

“We are looking for people to come forward and suggest sites which they think might be appropriate as sites for travellers.”

The consultation will run from tomorrow (Friday) to Friday, November 30, and all comments received will help inform the preparation of the draft local plan.

To respond people will need to complete a response form which will be available from Friday at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/consultation or by emailing planningpolicy@daventrydc.gov.uk.

The response form needs to be sent to Robert Keith, Local Strategy Service, Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 4FP.