Any correspondence to, or from, the SMDC, or other official body regarding the Gypsy sites will be printed here, most recent at the top of the page.
Freedom of Information requests
In order for the campaign to effectively oppose any traveller site plans it is imperative that we know exactly what it is that we are fighting. Information has been deliberately withheld from residents, as such we have no choice other than to submit several FOI request to the SMDC, as well as Staffordshire County Council and Staffs Police. Details of which can be found below, personal details have been omitted. Once we have received replies we should be in a much better position to draft technically accurate (in terms of planning regulations/green belt protection) and pertinent opposition letters. By considering green belt sites the SMDC are already in breach of their own planning regulations.
6th March FOI request to the SMDC (Locations, numbers, site & pitch sizes, GTA assessment, selection criteria)
11th March FOI request to the SMDC (Funding, budgets, compulsory purchase)
FOI request to the Staffordshire County Council regarding initial and ongoing site costs of county traveller site
FOI request to the SMDC regarding minutes of meetings & general communications
FOI request to Staffs Police regarding road traffic accidents on Uttoxeter Road
FOI request to Staffordshire County Council regarding road traffic accidents on Uttoxeter Road
Click here to read a reply to our request for information as to the best way to lodge our opposition, in particular the areas highlighted in yellow
Below: Scanned copy of letter from the SMDC to Frank Hopley, 23rd February 2015, received following request for more information.
What have the SMDC said about this matter?
This is an email reply in response to a request for additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the SMDC consultation database.