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07 December 2018

Mid-December deadline for interest in the development of two Gypsy and Traveller sites

We are involving residents in the process every step of the way as we look to a new chapter for these sites

Toby Sturgis, cabinet member for planning

Parties interested in taking over two Gypsy and Traveller sites in Wiltshire to provide much needed redevelopment for residents have until 14 December to put forward expressions of interest.

Dairy House Bridge and Oak Tree Field in Salisbury need major investment to renovate old buildings and amenities and address problems with drainage.

This July Wiltshire Council agreed to an option that reflected the approach taken by other councils, including Somerset, Bucks and Hampshire, to sell the sites to new owners that can invest to improve conditions and take on current residents' rental arrangements.

The decision taken at cabinet follows extensive consultation with site residents, in a survey and face-to-face meetings.

Toby Sturgis, cabinet member for planning said: "We are involving residents in the process every step of the way as we look to a new chapter for these sites. They are involved in shaping the questions we will be putting to prospective buyers and their input is crucial to ensuring we find the right party to take on these sites."

The expressions of interest will close on 14 December. The informal tender pack will be available from 21 December and the deadline for informal tenders will be 1 February 2019. Only those parties who have submitted an EOI will be allowed to submit a formal tender.

Interested people can contact Colin Scragg of Carter Jonas, email colin.scragg@carterjonas.co.uk tel 01225 747268.

Last updated: 7 December 2018 | Last reviewed: 7 December 2018

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