Council set to launch consultation on new Traveller site
A Consultation is set to be launched into how the council deals with members of the Gypsy/Traveller community.
Councillors voted to hold the consultation at a meeting last week.
One of the options which the public will be asked about is a potential second stopping site, on top of the current Dennystoun Forge site, in a bid to halt illegal camps.
Iain McLaren, the convenor of the infrastructure, regeneration and economic development committee said: “We are all aware of the challenges that are brought about by unauthorised sites being used throughout West Dunbartonshire including disruption for local residents, refuse build up and often a costly clearance required once the camp has moved on.”
A date for the consultation has not yet been revealed.
The council have said that any plans for a further site would take into account both the needs of locals and of the Gypsy/Traveller community.
Article originally appeared on Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter
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