Call for Traveller Sites


Call for Traveller Sites

As part of the preparation of the new Local Plan, we are looking for possible sites to meet the requirement over the plan period. Following the identified need for accommodation in the Gypsy and Travellers Accommodation Assessment (GTAA), we are keen to hear about any other sites that may be suitable for consideration.

We are interested in sites that may be suitable for the following:

Residential pitches: 

A residential pitch is an area of land where a single Traveller household can reside.  Pitches vary in size but typically will have space for an amenity building, a parking space, a hardstanding and for one or more caravan.

Travelling Show People Plots:

A plot is an area of land where Travelling Showpeople can live but also have enough space to allow storage and maintenance of equipment. These sites are sometimes known as Winter Quarters

Temporary Stopping Places/ Negotiated Stopping places:

Area of land that travellers can stop for a short period of time, where temporary sanitation and waste disposal facilities can be brought in.

Therefore we are asking for landowners / agents to send in information about possible sites.

Here's what you need to do to submit a site.

Firstly, please complete the following questions to submit information about your suggested site. It is worth noting that site submissions will be public. 

Secondly, please send a map which clearly shows the boundaries and location of the site to:  

We will not be able to consider your site unless we receive a plan clearly showing its boundaries.  We also will need your contact details so we can get back to you with any queries and let you know the outcome of the assessment.

For any advice and help with this please contact a member of the planning policy team by telephone on 01432 383637 or by email at and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

All sites put forward will be carefully looked at to see if they are suitable. Not all the sites sent in will necessarily be selected but the best sites may be considered for future plans for Travellers Sites.  

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