RESIDENTS are still invited to give their views on a proposed Travellers site in Frodsham to Vale Royal Borough Council.
The online consultation at www.valeroyal.gov.uk has been extended, following criticisms it did not reach enough people.
The head of environmental health and housing at Vale Royal, Rupert Adams, said: “There have been questions and complaints about the process, but this is a very real public consultation.
“Of course, we understand residents’ emotions are running high, but emotions are running high with Travellers as well, and we are trying through this consultation to provide information and explain to people we need objective views on potential sites, rather than emotional ones.”
The borough council’s web-based consultation is ongoing, and last week letters targeting residents and businesses likely to be most affected were sent to households within about 250 metres of the Ship Street site.
Mr Adams said the borough council is also planning to hold exhibitions in Frodsham early next month, at a venue and date still undecided, for residents to gather more information and discuss the issue with Vale Royal’s lead councillor for community safety, Jack Turnbull, and leading officers.
There will be an open invitation for ward councillors to attend the event where copies of the consultants’ report will be available for inspection.