Traveller site plans ""questionable"" says MP

MP Andrew Lansley believes the increased number of gipsy and traveller pitches proposed for South Cambridgeshire is disproportionate . The East of England Regional Assembly has stated that the district must provide 88 additional pitches by 2021. Sites pr

MP Andrew Lansley believes the increased number of gipsy and traveller pitches proposed for South Cambridgeshire is "disproportionate".

The East of England Regional Assembly has stated that the district must provide 88 additional pitches by 2021. Sites proposed to house the pitches include land at Spring Lane, Bassingbourn, and Old North Road, Whaddon.

However, South Cambridgeshire MP Mr Lansley believes the decision of the assembly is "questionable".

He said: "It is clear that South Cambridgeshire is being required to provide a disproportionate number of travellers' pitches.


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"Currently it has the highest number of pitches in the region, but is still subject to the second highest increase," he said.

Mr Lansley has written to the secretary of state for communities and local government, John Denham, to express his views on this matter.

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He added: "I believe this unfairly burdens local services and that additional pitches should be distributed more widely, ensuring a sustainable solution to current residency problems.

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