Opening of new Gypsy and Traveller site in Powys

A new Gypsy and Traveller site in Brecon has been officially opened by the Communities and Tackling Poverty Minister Jeff Cuthbert today.

The site at Kings Meadow has been supported with almost £2 million of Welsh Government funding. It is the first new local authority owned site to be built in Wales since 1997.

There are currently ten occupied residential plots and there is an opportunity to extend the accommodation to include up to 14 residential plots within the existing site boundary.

Jeff Cuthbert said:

“I am delighted to be able to officially open this new site, the first local authority owned site built since 1997. Our funding for this site is part of our wider plans to invest in facilities to meet the specific needs of the Gypsy and Traveller communities in Wales.

“I sincerely hope this site will be the first of many more new local authority sites to be built in Wales during the next five to ten years. We are proposing to introduce a new legal duty on local authorities to provide more sites where there is unmet need. If this new legislation is passed, it will certainly be a step in the right direction.

“We want to ensure that the accommodation needs of all Gypsies and Travellers are adequately addressed and I sincerely hope I will have the privilege of opening more new sites in the future.”

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