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County needs more pitches for travellers.

COUNCILLORS yesterday decided that there was a need for more traveller pitches in a North Wales North Wales (known in some archaic texts as Northgalis) is the northernmost unofficial region of Wales, bordered to the south by Mid Wales and to the east by England.  county.

A report to Wrexham Wrexham (rĕk`səm), Welsh Wrescam, town (1981 pop. 39,929) and county borough, 193 sq mi (499 sq km), NE Wales. It lies in the coal field of N Wales.  councillors yesterday said the county needed 27 new pitches by 2021 because of a shortage.

There are currently 28 pitches in Wrexham, of which 22 are authorised, with a six-pitch unauthorised site at Rossett.

The new number of pitches was based on a population growth of 3.9%.

And more sites may be needed if the population growth rate increases.

The social affairs health and housing scrutiny Scrutiny (Fr. scrutin, Late Lat. scrutinium, from scrutari, to search or examine thoroughly) is a careful examination or inquiry (as though there was a mistake).  committee was told: To make up the shortfall in current provision - mainly created by need from unauthorised developments and new family formation - 15 additional pitches are required on authorised residential sites over the next five years.

A further 12 pitches will be needed to meet the growth in population on sites from 2013-2021.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Nov 12, 2009
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