*******Please Note that the consultation due to take place on the 15th September at the Millenium Hall has been cancelled******

re is a The consultation due to take place on the 15th of September has been cancelled because evidently there have been offers of plots from several landowners (who we don't know yet). Because of this Suffolk County Council have decided to put the consultations on hold while they evaluate the offers from the landowners. We expect to be notified as and when the consultation will be rescheduled if the Kentford Little Chef site or a location that may impact Kentford is still under consideration. So watch this space. As more information becomes available it will be posted here.

Consultation on Gypsy and Traveller Short Stay Stopping Sites

Please note that there is a consultation exercise being carried out by Suffolk County Council to identify three potential sites out of the 7 selected. Kentford is on the list put forward ( see consultation booklet ). 

There are several options for you as residents to have your say as outlined below  ( fill in a survey on- line / by printing it and sending it Freepost etc. ) these must be submitted before the 1st of October 2014. To talk to the Suffolk County representatives of this initiative it would excellent for you  to attend the consultation meeting on the Friday the 12th September 2014 at the Millenium Hall in Red Lodge. The consultation will open from 2- 8pm, Please try and attend to express your opinion on this .

Please see an extract from the Suffolk County Council Web site below on this subject:

Have your say on proposed Gypsy and Traveller Short Stay Stopping Sites in Suffolk

In Suffolk, from 2007-2013 there were 210 unauthorised Gypsy and Traveller encampments, with an average of 19 days length of stay over. Suffolk needs a long-term solution to this.

Based on an evaluation of unauthorised encampments in Suffolk, it is proposed to introduce three short stay stopping sites in the county.

Seven potential Gypsy and Traveller short stay sites have been identified, details of the proposals are available on pages 8 to 11 of the consultation booklet.

Each potential short stay stopping site has been assessed against criteria. Appendix A shows the criteria and scoring for each potential short stay stopping site.

Once the consultation closes, all views will be analysed and used to help inform the three short stay stopping site recommendations that will be put forward to Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet in October 2014.

If approved by Cabinet, the three proposed short stay stopping sites would be subject to planning applications, which would include further consultation.

How to have your say

• Complete the survey online

• Download, print and complete the survey

Return to:

Section: Business Development

• Request a survey to be sent to you, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: 0845 603 1842.

• Complete the telephone survey, on: 0845 603 1842.

• Attend a consultation drop-in session:

  • 2-8pm, Monday 8 September 2014 - Council Chamber, Mid Suffolk District Council, Needham Market
  • 2-8pm, Tuesday 9 September 2014 - Bucklesham Village Hall
  • 2-8pm, Wednesday 10 September 2014 - Stanton Village Hall
  • 2-8pm, Thursday 11 September 2014 - Eye Town Hall
  • 2-8pm, Friday 12 September 2014 – Millennium Centre, Red Lodge

• Email your feedback to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All responses must be received by midnight, Wednesday 1 October 2014.