Planning to meet the needs of Gypsy and Traveller communities
Following adoption of the Allocations & Development Management DPD work had commenced on a separate Gypsy and Traveller DPD. However as the review of the whole Development Plan has caught up with the Gypsy and Traveller work the two processes are to be brought together within the Plan Review.
This means that no separate Gypsy and Traveller DPD will be produced. A new Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (available to view on the Plan Review webpage) has been produced with the work carried out in support of the Gypsy and Traveller DPD being a key element.
Preferred Strategy Consultation (23rd February - 6th April 2015)
Following the Issues Paper the second stage in the production of the now cancelled Gypsy and Traveller DPD was the Gypsy and Traveller DPD Preferred Strategy (PDF File, 356kb) which was made available for comments between the 23rd February and 6th April 2015.
The Preferred Strategy built on the content and responses to the 2013 Issues Paper and sets out an assessment of the accommodation needs for the Gypsy and Traveller community, approaches to the location and size of future pitches and future development on Tolney Lane. Following the Preferred Strategy Consultation the Plan Review process will now consider potential options in more detail and set out the approach for meeting future need including, if necessary, site allocation.
Preferred Strategy Supporting Documents:
GTAA 2013 - 2018 (PDF File, 320kb)
GTAA 2018 - 2023 (PDF File, 309kb)
GTAA 2023 - 2028 (PDF File, 309kb)
Summary of Stakeholder Consultation Event (PDF File, 238kb)
Tolney Lane Traffic Survey (PDF File, 745kb)
Consultation Report on Gypsy & Traveller DPD Issues paper (PDF File, 266kb)
Summary of Responses on Gypsy and Traveller Assessment Methodology Consultation (PDF File, 229kb)
Preferred Strategy Sustainability Appraisal (PDF File, 1,676kb)
Gypsy and Traveller PS Equality Impact Assessment February 2015 (PDF File, 270kb)
Issues Paper Consultation (16th September - 28th October 2013)
The first stage in the production of the Plan was the Gypsy & Traveller DPD Issues Paper (PDF File, 523kb) which was available for comment between the 16th September and 28th October 2013.
The Issues Paper set out a method for assessing the accommodation needs of the Gypsy and Traveller community and asked a number of questions on the broad location of future sites.
Should you have any queries concerning planning for Gypsy and Traveller needs and the plan review please contact Planning Policy (see contact details box).