'Somewhere to Live' Consultation - exhibition on now

The South East England Regional Assembly (SEERA) is currently working towards a Partial Review of the South East Plan, relating to the future accommodation needs of gypsies, travellers and travelling show people.

The Review process will, in due course, result in targets for those individual authorities/groups of authorities in areas where there are identified shortfalls and, consequently, there is a need to provide additional sites/pitches for one, or more, of these groups.

Having considered information gathered throughout Hampshire and other counties, SEERA is currently conducting a public consultation across the region, in order to obtain public reaction to a series of four 'options' for resolving the present accommodation shortages which have been highlighted throughout Hampshire and the rest of the south-east. The 'Somewhere to Live' consultation will run until 21 November 2008.

As requested by SEERA, a series of events is planned within Hampshire and for the south of the county, including the Winchester District. There will be exhibitions/displays held in Fareham, Havant and Winchester. Information on the times and locations of all the exhibitions will appear on the SEERA website soon.

Explanatory material will be held at the City Offices in Colebrook Street, Winchester from Monday 3 November to Friday 7 November and will be available to view during normal office hours. The exhibition is being held in one of the consultation rooms in the main reception.

For more detailed information regarding the format and purpose of the consultation please visit the SEERA website: http://www.southeast-ra.gov.uk/consultations.html

Consultation information and details of where to send any comments will be available at all events and are also set out on the above web-site.