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Travellers site at Cockhill Farm - have your say!

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South Ayrshire Council has launched a public consultation on a proposed transit site for Gypsy/Travellers at Cockhill Farm, Ayr.

We're looking to gather views on the suggested layout, location and the amenities at the proposed site.

Transit sites are authorised sites which are used for short stays by Gypsies and Travellers. The sites are permanent but are used short-term.

The transit site would provide basic amenities and services, which include water supply, shared toilets, washing facilities/utility room, and waste disposal.

Our proposed transit site at Cockhill Farm would be between one and two acres in size and would be located within a section of the overall area which is approximately 120 acres.

The transit site would provide a safe space for Gypsy/Travellers and could help to reduce the number of unauthorised encampments, particularly during the summer months.

Kevin Carr, Assistant Director, Place Directorate at South Ayrshire Council said: "This transit site would allow us to better meet the accommodation needs of the Gypsy/Traveller community. A dedicated site will also help Traveller's access services such as healthcare provision.

"Our ultimate aim is to support the Gypsy/Traveller community and meet the objectives of the COSLA and Scottish Government joint Gypsy/Traveller Action Plan."

To view a map of the proposed site and to have your say visit

The consultation closes 8 May 2022.