Kettering traveller pitches consultation begins

A consultation has started into plans for 27 more traveller pitches in Northamptonshire.

Kettering Borough Council said a large number of suitable sites had been identified but not all would be used.

Nine pitches in Kettering, 15 in Broughton, seven in Burton Latimer, two in both Braybrooke and Rothwell and one in Desborough are being considered.

The council's planning policy unit will choose sites after a report is made at the October committee meeting.

Councillor Derek Zanger said: "This is an opportunity for people to have their say about where Gypsy and traveller sites should be located.

"Local people have local knowledge and may know some of the sites well. It is important that they get involved and let us know if there are things which they know about the sites and their suitability."

Consultation meeting are being held at Methodist Church, Rothwell, on Wednesday 12 June; 1 Horsemarket, Kettering, on Monday 17 June; Marlow House, Desborough, on Monday 24 June; Civic Centre, Burton Latimer, on Wednesday 26 June.

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