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Gypsy and Traveller Allocations Development Plan Document


A large number of representations were received regarding the allocation of sites for gypsies and travellers, during the preferred options consultation period in 2009. You can view the representations we received during this period in our Development Plan Document (DPD): Site Allocations & Generic Development Control DPD (PDF)

The level of response highlighted the requirement for more up to date evidence and further consultation, to ensure the development of a robust document.

The allocation of sites for gypsies and travellers was therefore not included in 2016's Site Allocations & Development Management Policies DPD (PDF), which was adopted by the council in July 2016. A separate Gypsy and Traveller DPD will allocate sites for gypsies and travellers to meet the need within the borough.

The council has commissioned consultants to undertake a study, looking at the need for pitches to accommodate gypsies, travellers and travelling showpeople in the borough.

Last updated: 03/11/2023 17:25