Site Identification & Assessment
In 2008 CDN Planning was approached by Vale Royal to identify a short-list of site options for a new permanent Gypsy/Traveller site in the Borough, based on a need of between 17 and 23 Gypsy/Traveller pitches within the Borough.
Using its three-tier criteria-based approach, CDN Planning identified a number of search areas where access to key local services and facilities would be readily available. Detailed assessments were undertaken for 15 candidate sites, of which four were identified as suitable and sustainable sites for new Gypsy/Traveller pitches.
Three of the sites selected by CDN Planning as preferred options along with an additional site in County Council ownership are now undergoing public consultation.