Highlands East is considering a bylaw allowing travel trailers to be set up on vacant properties.

Bylaw Officer Wayne Galloway said in a report to council that he’s spoken with several residents with trailers on vacant land.

The land owners have indicated they plan to build when they can afford to, and most have told with within a couple of years.

Galloway’s report suggests a permit fee between $800 and $1,000.

A potential bylaw would set out things like the distance of the trailer from the road as well as how long the trailer can stay on the land in place of a potential home.

Mayor Dave Burton says he supports the idea and looks forward to seeing a detailed draft of a bylaw at a future council meeting.