New Development - Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation
A recent (2014) assessment of Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation needs found that as well as extensions/expansions to Honeypot Lane and Neasham Road sites, further land may be needed in the medium to long term. Additional needs are also likely to arise because we are now planning for 20 years ahead, and not 15 as previously.
We will fully review the evidence of need and bring it up to date. To accord with national policy, we propose a new policy which includes plot and pitch targets for travelling showpeople and Gypsies and Travellers respectively, a five year supply of specific deliverable sites to meet needs, and broad locations for further provision beyond that. The policy is also likely to set out the things that proposals for unplanned sites will be considered against,