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Planning Applications For Temporary Stopping Places In Poole

Councillors will consider planning applications for two temporary stopping places for unauthorised encampments in Poole on Thursday 20 March.

A meeting of Borough of Poole's Planning Committee will be held in the Concert Hall, Lighthouse, in Poole starting at 9.15am.

Committee members will consider applications submitted by Borough of Poole's Environmental and Consumer Protection Services for temporary stopping places at sites in Creekmoor and Oakdale.

The two sites identified through a comprehensive site selection process are at Marshes End (Safety Drive), opposite the new Fire Station in Creekmoor, and land off Broadstone Way, north of the B&Q car park in Oakdale.

The scheme at Creekmoor would provide 12 pitches for travelling families and vehicles and the scheme at Oakdale could provide 4 pitches.

Councillor Mike White, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Planning, Borough of Poole, said: "Poole experiences a number of unauthorised encampments each year. A temporary stopping place will help us more effectively manage this situation as it allows the police to use their powers to move unauthorised encampments to this site.

"Members of the Planning Committee will consider these applications and all the relevant planning issues before making a decision on whether the two temporary stopping places can go ahead."

If approved, the planning applications would authorise the use of the sites for a temporary period between Good Friday and 15 September 2014. The site would remain closed for the rest of the year.

Councillors voted to support proposals for temporary stopping places at these two sites at an extraordinary meeting of Full Council on 27 January.