Proposed Delivery of New Improved Gypsy and Traveller Site - Rowan West, Neasham Road

Reference Number: 0699
Department: Economic Growth
Date Added: 23 December 2015
Last Updated: 23 December 2015

Contact Officer Details

Name: Bill Westland
Telephone: 01325 406306

Lead Scrutiny Committee and Chair:

Committee: Place scrutiny committee
Scrutiny Chair: Councillor Carson
Lead Officer: Steve Petch
Lead Officer Email:

Relevant Cabinet Members

Name Email Portfolio
Chris McEwan Economy and Regeneration Portfolio

Description of Decision to be Taken:

The report seeks the release of £150,000 of capital funding to demolish the existing gypsy and traveller site at Rowan West (formerly Neasham Road Caravan Site), Levisham Lane, Neasham Road, Darlington, following the award of a grant to the value of £1.87 million from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) to rebuild with improvements and two additional pitches.

Action: Approval
Date to be considered by Cabinet: 05 January 2016
Date to be considered by Council:
Deferred: No
Deferral History:

Reason for late inclusion:

Recent notification of the award of the grant.

Added to the plan in accordance with:

General Exception Rule: Yes

Other Details

Affected Wards: Eastbourne Ward.
Documents to be submitted: Report
Proposed Consultees: Consultation with the Gypsy and Traveller community in designing the proposed amenity blocks and the layout of the site.
Consultation Method: Meetings.