Draft Minute from the meeting of Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee held on 6 February 2018
The Committee considered the reference from Planning Committee relating to Gypsy and Traveller Sites – Need and Supply. It was noted that the reference referred specifically to the need for affordable Gyspy and Traveller sites and that this was not apparent in the recommendation.
The Committee considered that the reference should be shared with the Communities, Housing and Environment Committee due to that Committee’s responsibilities. It was suggested that the Communities, Housing and Environment Committee consider the operational housing aspects of the reference.
The Committee raised concerns about a recent European ruling which stated that Councils should be ensuring that there was a spread of Gypsy and Traveller sites across the Borough.
The Committee agreed to incorporate the issues raised by the reference into the work for the review of the Local Plan.
The Chairman advised that a note of this item be included on the Planning Committee agenda.
1. That the reference from Planning Committee be shared with the Communities, Housing and Environment Committee.
2. That the issues raised by the reference be incorporated into the review of the Local Plan.