Work to prepare a temporary site so it can be used by gypsies and travellers in Dorset is being completed in the coming week.
One condition of granting permission was that 24-hour security is provided and work is now underway to buy and install CCTV cameras.
This is expected to be completed in the next week after which the site in Piddlehinton will be operational.
Used successfully during the 2012 Olympic sailing events, the site will have pitches for 25 caravans with access to toilet facilities and fresh water.
Having a transit site means that police can use their powers to move travellers from unauthorised camps to the site and reduce problems experienced by local communities across the area.
Cabinet Member for Environment Peter Finney said: “It’s a real step forward that we’re able to open this site and provide somewhere for gypsies and travellers to make temporary stops. We are the first authority in wider Dorset to provide a site like this.
“This is an emotive issue on both sides but, as we saw during the Olympics, having a designated site allows us to manage any issues which arise more quickly and efficiently.”
Without a transit site, councils need to seek a court order to move people on from unauthorised camps, which can take some time.