Call for gypsy and traveller sites
National planning policy places a requirement on local authorities to plan for and meet evidenced pitch targets for Gypsies and Travellers and plot targets for Travelling Showpeople to address the likely permanent and transit site accommodation needs of their area over the Plan period. A robust evidence base to establish gypsy and traveller accommodation requirements is required to inform this process and the Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA October 2017), which provides this information, has been updated to support Local Plan review. This is available by following this link to the evidence base page.
In order to identify potential sites and to seek to provide a range of deliverable options, it is also proposed that a specific call for gypsy and traveller sites will be undertaken between 29th November 2018 and 31st January 2019, alongside a consultation on the ongoing Local Plan Review. The form for submitting sites for consideration is available by following this link to the PDF document.
Further information on the wider Local Plan Review is available by following this link to the full partial review 2016-2036 page.