LIVE coverage of Swansea Council traveller sites meeting
AN extraordinary meeting is taking place from 4pm this afternoon to discuss proposals for two new traveller sites in Swansea.
We will be bringing you live coverage of the meeting in the widget further below, and we also hope to have a live video stream.
The meeting is due to see an officers’ report into the proposals discussed.
Originally, five sites had been proposed as potential homes for travellers in the city but they were whittled down to just two — the former greyhound racing track in Fforestfach, or land off Peniel Green Road in Llansamlet.
But council leader David Phillips said in an email, leaked to the Post, that he and his cabinet colleagues wanted to throw out the recommendations on the table.
He underlined he had “significant and fundamental” concerns over where the new site should be and said it was vital the right decision was made.
Further talks were held on Thursday night by the Labour group as to whether to reject the report. But Labour councillors approached by the Post have declined to comment on what took place — although they are expected to reject the report.