AN emergency full council meeting is to be held after Poole’s cabinet tonight voted to defer a crucial decision on a summer transit site for travellers.

Cabinet members felt the decision was of such public importance that all 42 members of Borough of Poole should make it and have requested that the Mayor, Cllr Phil Eades, convenes an extraordinary full council meeting within two weeks.

Cllr Mike White, deputy leader and cabinet portfolio holder for planning, said: “Given the widespread public interest in this proposal, cabinet felt it was appropriate that the final decision regarding which sites to progress was referred to full council.”

Around 20 residents attended cabinet where two possible sites at Marshes End, Creekmoor and Broadstone Way were under the spotlight and frustrations were raised that they were not allowed to address the meeting.

Creekmoor resident Shaun Connolly vowed to ensure residents were aware of the proposals and ward councillor Judy Butt said they hoped to hold a residents' meeting in the area.