Posted: Sun 5th Jun 2016

New consultation on Temporary Stopping Places for Gypsy and Travellers

This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 5th, 2016

A fresh consultation on Temporary Stopping Places for gypsies and travellers begins today (Thursday, June 2nd). ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014, Anglesey County Council is legally required to assess and meet the accommodation needs of the Gypsy and Traveller Communities. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Recent assessments have shown that two Temporary Stopping Places are needed on Anglesey, one in the centre of the island and one in the Holyhead area. A significant amount of work has been carried out by the County Council to identify possible locations on the Island. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

On Tuesday (May 31st), a report presented to Anglesey’s Executive concluded that none of the Temporary Stopping Places considered during a consultation process earlier this year are suitable. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As a result, five other sites along the A5/A55 corridor, which could provide suitable Temporary Stopping Places, have been short-listed. These are: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A fresh consultation will be held between June 2nd and July 1st giving local residents, businesses, town and community councils and all other relevant stakeholders a chance to express their opinion on the proposed sites. A series of drop-in sessions have been arranged to allow everyone to find out more about the potential sites. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

These drop-in sessions will be held at: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Gaerwen Village Hall, Gaerwen: Thursday, June 9 from 2.00pm-7.00pm
Bryngwran Community Centre, Bryngwran: Monday, June 13 from 2.00pm-7.00pm
Old People’s Club, London Road, Holyhead: Wednesday, June 15 from 2.00pm -7.00pm ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Meetings with Community and Town Councils are also being sought in communities where sites are being considered. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Anglesey Chief Executive, Dr Gwynne Jones, said, “We’re committed to meeting our legal obligation in respect of meeting the needs of gypsy and travellers on the Island. Five new possibilities for Temporary Stopping Places have been identified and this month long consultation will give all interested parties a chance to have their say. Feedback from residents and communities around the proposed site will be vital in helping us reach an informed decision.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

An online questionnaire will be available on the County Council’s website . You can complete the questionnaire online on our website or complete a hard copy and return it to us, either during a drop-in session arranged by the Council, or sent to the following address: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Temporary Stopping Place for up to two weeks for Gypsies and Travellers making existing encampments in the centre of the island Temporary Stopping Place in the Holyhead area for upto two nights
Site 1 – Strip of land between A55/A5 between Llanfairpwll and Star Crossroads ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

 

Site 4 – Land at former farm, off Cyttir Road Holyhead (South of Kingsland School) ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

 

Site 2 – Parcel of land at Gaerwen smallholding ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

 

Site 5 – Land at Tyddyn Lantern Farm, Holyhead
Site 3 – Land adjacent to the A5 near Cymunod Farm, Bryngwran ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

 

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Comments can also be emailed to: housingstrategy@ynysmon.gov.uk ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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