HEREFORDSHIRE Council has launched a consultation about two proposals for residential pitches for travellers in the county.

The council has identified two additional sites that could help to meet the shortfall of traveller pitches up to 2022/23 following.

This comes following public feedback from last year’s travellers’ sites consultation, and after hearing advice from the Planning Inspectorate.

These potential sites include Oakfield, Nash End Lane, Bosbury for up to four pitches and land at Stoney Street in Madley for up to ten pitches.

The council launched the consultation on October 24 and will run until midnight on December 5, 2018.

The feedback they receive from the six week consultation will contribute towards the Travellers’ Sites development plan.

This will form part of the council’s local plan which outlines the strategic planning framework for the county’s future development needs up to 2031.

Councillor Philip Price, Herefordshire Council’s cabinet member for infrastructure, said: “This is a chance for the public and other interested parties to have their say on this vital component of the Herefordshire Local Plan.”

He said it will guide future decisions on applications for new Gipsy and Traveller pitches. “Herefordshire Council has a priority to enable residents to live safe, healthy and independent lives,” he said.

“Ensuring the provision of good quality accommodation for Gipsies and Travellers will help to address the inequalities this community can face when accessing services such as housing, education and social care.”

To view and comment on the proposals visit .