Council bosses insist they will not simply ‘push through’ a proposal for a new traveller site at a gateway to Nuneaton.
Councillor Neil Phillips, deputy council leader and cabinet member for planning, development and health, has stressed that it is considering all options for land it owns at the corner of Stoney Road and Tuttle Hill.
As we reported in our newsletter, the council suggests a family has expressed a “wish to purchase or lease the land”.
Some residents in the area were given the chance to have their say on the proposals and Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is sifting through these responses.
CoventryLive asked the Town Hall when a final decision will be made.
We also asked how many responses had been received – this was not answered.
A council spokesperson said they were unable to give any timescales, but said that depending upon the outcome of the review of the responses, the final ruling could either be an officer delegated decision or individual cabinet member decision.
Cllr Phillips, who is also ward councillor for Abbey, where the proposal is located, said they take all of the responses into account.
“I note the comments of the residents and this will not be pushed through by the council without taking those comments into account,” he said.
“Leasing or selling the land for travellers is one of three options. We may sell the land on the open market for housing or use the land ourselves and build on it.”
A protest sign has appeared at the proposed site, which reads “No Gypsy site here”.
CoventryLive has received many messages from angry residents who were unaware of the proposals until we published our initial story.
Many of them have responded to the proposal with emails of objections.
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