CABINET members discussed plans for Travellers and Gypsy sites near St Asaph this morning (Tuesday, March 26).

Denbighshire Cabinet voted to have the transit site decided by the Local Development Plan (LDP).

Members were tied four votes each on the residential site with cllr Hugh Evans, Leader of the Council and Lead Member for the Economy and Corporate Governance, having the casting vote in favour of going to the planning application.

Essentially this means Greengates Farm (East) has been ruled out as a transit site. The residential site will go to planning.

Cabinet considered a report which provided an update following a pre planning consultation exercise undertaken in respect of the provision of residential and transit Gypsy and Traveller sites on Greengates Farm (East) site in St Asaph.

A decision was taken at Cabinet on October 15 2018 to progress with two locations for a residential Gypsy and Traveller site and a transit Gypsy and Traveller site on land at Green-gates Farm St Asaph to formal planning application stage.

The residential site would comprise of six pitches and would impact on Leanne Groves and her family who have lived in for a number of years.

The transit site would provide five pitches for families travelling through on an ad hoc basis, the need being based on the number of unauthorised encampments experienced within Denbighshire over a number of years.