Published: 15 November 2023
Media Release: Gypsy and Traveller pitches in Monmouthshire
Following a full council meeting on the 26th of October, Monmouthshire County Council will proceed with the Cabinet’s decision to undertake a public consultation on the proposed council owned sites for possible use as Gypsy and Traveller pitches for local families in need of permanent place to live.
A six-week public consultation is expected to begin on the 9th of November, where residents, businesses, local stakeholders and the Gypsy and Travellers community can provide feedback on the proposed sites.
Along with comprehensive information on our website (to be published shortly: https://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/gypsy-and-travellers/), residents can attend public drop-in sessions at Church Hall, Portskewett, on the 22nd of November between 4.00pm – 7.00pm and at Magor and Undy Community Hub on the 23rd of November between 4.00pm – 7.00pm to find out more about the Council’s obligations and considerations. Further drop-in sessions are also planned for the Gypsy and Traveller community. Additional information on the public drop-in sessions will be made available on our website.
Monmouthshire County Council has a legal and moral duty to provide sites within its Replacement Local Development Plan to meet identified needs. No decision has been made on which site(s) will be put forward. The public consultation will fully allow participants to gain information and provide feedback.
Monmouthshire County Council, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development, Cllr Paul Griffiths said: “The public consultation will allow residents, businesses, local stakeholders and the Gypsy and Travelling community an opportunity to voice their opinion on the proposed sites. Please take this opportunity to engage with officers and councillors on what matters to you. I would urge everyone to read the information that will be available shortly to gain an understanding of the proposals.”
CONSULTATION QUESTIONNAIRES FOR COMPLETION MAY ALSO BE COLLECTED FROM MAGOR WITH UNDY TOWN COUNCIL OFFICE, THE HAYLOFT, REAR OF POST OFFICE HOUSE, MAGOR SQUARE, NP26 3EP.