At their meeting on 20th June the Planning and Rights of Way Panel granted planning permission for the Travellers’ Transit Site at Monks Brook, Stoneham Way.

The Government Office for South East (GOSE) has informed the council that the bid for £997,000 has been successful in passing the assessment stages and has been approved by the Regional Housing Board. It is now with the Minister for final announcement, which is imminent.

The Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, Councillor Royston Smith, will seek the approval of the Cabinet not to implement the planning permission and to reject the funding of £997,000 for the development of the transit site at Monks Brook.

However a meeting of the Council on 18th July at 2pm will consider a motion reaffirming its commitment to the travellers’ transit site at Monks Brook and requiring it to be implemented as soon as practicable.

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