CHESHIRE Partnership Gypsy and Traveller co-ordinator Dawn Taylor explained that the £1.5m site will have to meet special standards set by the government.
Ms Taylor said: “Site management is a balance of rights and responsibilities between both the settled and Travelling communities.
“The accepted encampment (off oilsites Road) has worked really well.
“There are no residents there but there are businesses. “They were terrified that things were going to get stolen but there has been no problems.
“It is a far cry from the unauthorised camp, it’s been very successful.
“They are living in tourer caravans with a portable toilet.
“What they want is a permanent site.
“They are going to friends and family who have houses to use their facilties.
“They just want a permanent site with a kitchen and bathroom.
“It has definitely saved about £80,000.
“Halton Borough Council has said having an official site has saved it about £200,000 a year and Bristol Council reported the same.
“The official sites mean less money is spent on bailiffs, legal costs and paying officers for time visiting sites.”
Ms Taylor said council representatives visit sites at various times of the day, not just during work hours, so they see what the public see and can act accordingly.
She said: “A managed site has a licensing agreement and Travellers would have to agree a good neighbour code.
“The travelling community will be treated the same as the housing community.
“There will be no special treatment other than they get a site rather than a house.
“It’s a different way of living.
“But they need to get some respect.
“In Cheshire East we have built a relationship where the Travellers tell the council of upcoming events or visits so we can act accordingly.
“When the Travellers move on to a permanent site it is as though they are taking up a council house, they have to pay bills, maintain their area and their cars must be taxed and insured.”
The council was at the High Court last week in regards to the Traveller site on Heath Lane, Childer Thornton. The judge issued an injunction preventing further work on the site and the Travellers have until December 31 to submit a planning application.