HOW THE DEBATE OVER SITES UNFOLDED
2006: Swansea Council says it has no plans to build a second travellers site, unless forced to by the Welsh Assembly.
2007, September: The council comes under pressure from the Welsh Office to consider a second site.
2007, December: Swansea Council is told it will have to find a permanent site for gypsies and travellers, under new Assembly guidance.
2008, March: The debate begins about a location for a site. Llansamlet residents argue against another in their ward.
2009, June: A new gypsy traveller policy is approved by Swansea Council, which aims to ensure gypsy travellers have equal opportunity to access council services, and address the needs of the surrounding community.
2009, December: More than 40 sites across Swansea are looked at as possible sites for Gypsy travellers to call home, including Langland.
2010: Cabinet resolves to find a new site.
2011, September: Swansea Council admits it has yet to identify a site.
2011, November: A shortlist of potential sites for a new travellers' camp in Swansea should be ready by the end of the year, says the council.
2012, April: The shortlist of five sites is revealed.
2012, October: A consultation exercise is announced, along with plans to publish the process through which the short-list was formed.
2012, December: The massive consultation exercise begins.
2013, Early October: A report distributed to councillors is due to be published, which names the former greyhound racing site in Fforestfach, and land off Peniel Green Road (above) in Llansamlet as "preferred sites".
October 16: A leaked email, sent by Swansea Council leader David Phillips (right) to Labour colleagues, raises "significant and fundamental" concerns over the report, which has been put together by officers working for the authority.