WATCH Extraordinary Meeting - Traveller site location

An Extraordinary Council Meeting was called on Wednesday 2 September to identify potentially suitable locations for a permanent Gypsy and Traveller site in the Derbyshire Dales.

At the 6pm meeting (view again below), councillors received an update in respect of a Gypsy and Traveller family who have presented themselves as homeless and on the work that has been undertaken to identify potentially suitable permanent sites, in accordance with the Council’s duties and responsibilities to Gypsies and Travellers under the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.



The meeting voted to take forward a site owned by the District Council in Knabhall Lane - just over a mile from Tansley village - for development as a permanent site. Councilliors also voted that the same location should be used as a temporary site while a permanent site is progressed.

Development of both the proposed temporary and permanent site is subject to planning permission being granted - and local residents and agencies will be given the opportunity to comment on the planning applications when they come forward.

View the full agenda [PDF]

View the public participation site submissions summary document [PDF 796KB]

See our FAQs about unauthorised encampments and the Council's obligation to identify in the district Permanent Sites for Gypsies and Travellers.
An Extraordinary Council Meeting was called on Wednesday 2 September to identify potentially suitable locations for a permanent Gypsy and Traveller site in the Derbyshire Dales.

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