Council approve expansion to Travellers’ site in Norwich

Land at the end of Swanton Road, next to an existing travellers site, where a further 13 travellers

Land at the end of Swanton Road, next to an existing travellers site, where a further 13 travellers pitches could be created. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

An expansion to a Travellers' site at Swanton Road in Norwich has been approved by the Norwich City Council planning committee.

A further 13 plots for Travellers will be created, along with amenity blocks for the residents.

The proposal arose out of a need, recognised by the council, to provide more pitches for Travellers throughout Norwich and the surrounding areas.

The city council has pledged to provide a 'considerable number of additional pitches by 2026'.

Committee member Sally Button said: 'This permanent arrangement will be a welcome addition.'


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