Traveller pitches planned for North Bexhill

Bexhill Town Hall SUS-160623-112311001

Bexhill Town Hall SUS-160623-112311001

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Five new traveller pitches have been proposed for Bexhill.

If the plans are agreed, the permanent pitches will be based in North Bexhill, on land near the Link Road.

Originally just three pitches featured in Rother District Council’s plans, but the council opted to increase this figure after some councillors argued another site earmarked for two pitches, Bramble Farm at Ewhurst, was unsuitable.

Previous planning applications to site a mobile home at Bramble Farm had been dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate three times on appeal.

Discussing the matter at a recent RDC meeting, some councillors felt too many traveller sites were located in rural Rother and not within the Bexhill area, where half of the population of Rother lives.

The plans for traveller provision in Bexhill was first outlined back in 2013.

A public consultation will take place.

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