Core Strategy - Consultation Draft

Document Section Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Delivering Strong and Inclusive Communities CS18: Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople CS18: Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 1019201/CSCD/19
Respondent Wrington Parish Council [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 19 Feb 2010
Current Status Accepted
While the higher level policy basis for CS18 is recognised, it does appear irrational that proposals for residential caravans occupied by Gypsies or Travellers or as a permanent base for Travelling Showpeople could be permitted in the Green Belt, but not affordable housing for the settled population, ref policy CS17 above. As there is no reference here to other, non-Green Belt land, it would be more appropriate to amend the policy wording to read: '... will not be permitted in the Green Belt and elsewhere in very special circumstances only. Preference will be given ...'. This would produce a policy which fits better with other related Core Strategy policies.