Posted: Thu 10th Mar 2016

Gypsy and traveller assessment submitted to Welsh Government

This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 10th, 2016

The Council has completed an assessment of gypsy and traveller accommodation and has presented its findings to the Welsh Government. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

All local authorities are required to undertake an up-to-date assessment and the 2015-16 assessment was carried out jointly with Denbighshire Council. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This was as a result of the 2013 assessment that called for a shared transit site for the two authorities, because a high proportion of unauthorised encampments occur in the north of the county across the border area. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A residential site is currently being built at Old Bangor Road in Conwy, but the county doesn’t currently have an authorised transit sites for gypsies and travellers. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Sue Lloyd-Williams, Cabinet Member for Housing said: “The latest assessment has revealed a clear need for a transit site given the frequency of unauthorised encampments. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Guidance from the Welsh Government makes it clear that authorities should consider a regional approach to developing new gypsy and traveller transit sites and my colleagues on the Cabinet have agreed that we continue with this approach.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Conwy County Borough Council has agreed to continue its joint approach to developing new gypsy and traveller transit sites along its border with Denbighshire. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Link to Cabinet Report ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Link to Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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