Gypsy and Travellers Development Plan Document [emerging]

The Council has a responsibility to plan for the housing needs of all residents, including the Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople community under The Housing and Planning Act 2016.

The National Planning Policy for Traveller Sites requires Local Planning Authorities to have a robust evidence base to establish accommodation needs to inform the preparation of Local Plans to meet need through the identification of land for sites. In response to this requirement, the Council proposes a Gypsy & Traveller Development Plan Document (DPD) to accompany the Local Plan.


Regulation 18 Gypsy and Traveller Development Plan Document

The Council consulted on the draft Gypsy and Traveller Development Plan Document (DPD) between February and March 2015. A Sustainability Appraisal and Habitat Regulations Assessment were also published for consultation alongside the draft DPD. These documents are available from this page.

The Council has updated its evidence base and is considering the outcome. A revised DPD will be drafted that will be published for consultation in due course.