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Give Your Views On Temporary Stopping Places In Poole

Residents are being encouraged to have their say about proposals for two temporary stopping places for unauthorised encampments in Poole.

Borough of Poole's Environmental and Consumer Protection Services have now submitted planning applications for two sites, one on land at Safety Drive (Marshes End), opposite the new Fire Station in Creekmoor and the other on land off Broadstone Way, north of the B&Q car park in Oakdale.

Local people can view the proposals at two libraries in Poole. Information boards, giving details of the proposals for Safety Drive, will be displayed at Creekmoor Library on 13 and 14 February between 10am and 4.30pm and on 15 February from 10am to 1pm. Councillors will be on hand to answer residents' queries and officers will be available between 10am and 1pm on 13 February and between 1.30pm and 4.30pm on 14 February to help explain the proposals.

A small display detailing proposals for the Oakdale site will be provided at Oakdale Library on 19 and 21 February between 10am and 1pm and again from 2pm to 5pm and also on 22 February from 10am to 1pm. Officers will initially be available to talk to residents between 10am and 1pm on 19 February.

Shaun Robson, Head Of Environmental & Consumer Protection, Borough of Poole, said: "It is important that local people have the opportunity to see the proposals for themselves and talk to officers about how the temporary stopping places will work. We would encourage residents to attend these drop-in sessions and give relevant comments on these applications to the Planning Department."

Local people can give their views online at boroughofpoole.com/planningapplications. The application number for the Creekmoor proposal is (APP/14/00123/F) and for the Oakdale proposal is (APP/14/00171/F).

If approved, the Local Authority will be able to use the sites for a temporary period between Good Friday and 15 September in each year. Travellers will not be directed to the site after 1 September. The sites will remain closed for the rest of the year.