Traveller pitch locations needed

Developers, landowners and property agents in the Harborough district are being encouraged to help identify any additional sites for potential gypsy, traveller and travelling showpeople development.

Harborough District Council will be undertaking a Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Site Identification Study, to identify potential sites to meet identified needs in the district.

The council is duty-bound to ensure it has identified as many potential sites as possible, to meet expected development needs to 2031.

The council is asking for information about any additional potential development sites before the closing date of 5pm on Friday, February 19.

All qualifying sites submitted will be assessed to ensure they can help to provide a supply of suitable, available and achievable land to meet future gypsy, traveller and travelling showpeople needs.

The assessment of these sites will inform the new Local Plan through the Site Identification Study, expected to be completed by summer this year.

A spokesman for the council said: “It is important to note that the assessment itself will not determine whether a site should be allocated for development. This will be done through the new Local Plan.”

More information, guidance notes and the Site Suggestion Form are available to read and download by visiting www.harborough.gov.uk/consultation/open.

For more information, contact planningpolicy@harborough.gov.uk or call 01858 821160.