Decision details

Modernisation of existing traveller sites

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek approval to begin works to carry out modernisation and upgrade of the traveller sites owned/managed by the Council.

 

The six sites and 53 pitches require works to carry out further improvements.  

The proposed works include, improvements to fencing, doors, electric meter and supply upgrade, improved security on sites, play areas and general site repairs identified in the stock condition survey.

Decision:

That:

(a)       the modernisation of traveller sites and pitches as detailed at Appendix 1 be approved at a cost of not more than £490,354.

 

Alternative options considered:

1.         Approval is not given; 

 

This option is not recommended as the council could fail in its duty contained in the Mobile Homes Act 1983. Site owners (the council) are required to ensure that their sites are kept in a good condition by maintaining pitch bases, utilities, amenity blocks and shared amenities.  This option is not recommended as without a planned schedule of improvement works the sites could fall into disrepair.

 

Contact: Claire Corfield, Licensing, travellers and technical support service manager Email: clcorfield@herefordshire.gov.uk Tel: 01432 383324.

Publication date: 06/08/2019

Date of decision: 06/08/2019

Effective from: 13/08/2019

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