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Gypsy and Traveller Site Policy and Consultation

Call for Sites (2015)

The Council gave interested parties an opportunity to suggest sites that could be suitable to be allocated as a Gypsy and Traveller site. These could include an extension to an existing site, additional pitches within an existing site and new sites. This was the second time that a call for sites had been undertaken.

Once the call for sites process had been undertaken any sites that came forward, including those previously submitted, were assessed for their suitability.

The deadline for submitting site details was 31 July 2015.

Issues and Options: Gypsy and Traveller Site Allocations (2014)

Consultation on the Issues and Options: Gypsy and Traveller Site Allocations closed on the 25 April 2014. You can view the comments received and the Council’s response. The responses and potential options for the next steps were reported to Local Development Framework Panel on the 23 June 2014. The agenda papers can be viewed.

Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Assessment (GTAA): Swale (2013)

Our GTAA has been published and will form part of the Evidence Base for the local plan.

Related document

Our Gypsy and Traveller Corporate Policy was published in July 2009.

The purpose of the policy is to ensure the Council takes a balanced approach to the needs of the Gypsy and Traveller and the settled communities in dealing with issues arising from unauthorised encampments and in bringing forward appropriate gypsy and traveller sites. The document also helps to manage expectations of all those involved and to foster a better understanding of the Council’s role.

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