Response to petition regarding Noddle Hill lay-by
Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport, Executive Member for Transport
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: To provide background on this issue, outline the
relevant legislation and material considerations in this matter,
and to make recommendation on the proposed courses of action in the
short, medium and longer term.
The Executive Member (in consultation with the Executive Member for Housing and Safer Neighbourhoods) will be asked to note the response to the petition and endorse the recommendation to agree to the proposed course of action.
i. Noted the E-Petition received;
ii. Noted the interim situation for the unauthorised encampment at Noddle Hill;
iii. Noted the future work proposed to increase the amount of Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation as part of the delivery phase of the Local Plan which will enable relocation of the encampment to an authorised site;
iv. Noted the establishment of a Project Manager post by the Corporate Director of Place in Consultation with the Executive Member for Housing in regard to already committed S106 funds and to commence early engagement with the developers of strategic sites and commence planning for the provision of additional pitches;
v. Agreed, subject to land ownership questions being clarified, to commence the process to stop up the Noddle Hill layby as being surplus to highway requirements and develop proposals for a green area to improve the amenity of the adjoining area.
Reason: To ensure the long-term solution to the unauthorised
encampment at Noddle Hill and reflect the legal protections afforded to the individuals on the encampment.
Report author: Tracey Carter
Publication date: 14/03/2023
Date of decision: 14/03/2023
Decided at meeting: 14/03/2023 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport
Effective from: 17/03/2023