Winchester City Council has commenced preparation of its traveller site allocations local plan, following completion of two key pieces of evidence during 2016 – a Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment undertaken by Opinion Research Services and an initial site assessment undertaken by Peter Brett Associates. Both of these studies can be viewed at http://www.winchester.gov.uk/planning-policy/gypsy-and-traveller-development-plan/.
Gypsy and Traveller Development Plan • Winchester City Council
The Council has started work on its Gypsy and Traveller Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD) which will allocate sites as necessary to meet identified …
Two calls for sites have not revealed any new sites and the Council is therefore looking at all options to be able to respond to the identified accommodation needs of travellers which are :-15 pitches for gypsies and travellers and 24 plots for travelling showpersons, in the period 2016 – 2031.
The Council has therefore devised a short consultation to seek views from a variety of sources to aid its consideration of the options available and to explore if other alternatives exist which have not previously been identified.
The consultation can be accessed at https://winchester.citizenspace.com/policy-and-planning/traveller-local-plan Traveller Local Plan – Initial Consultation – Winchester City Council – Citizen Space
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All responses should be returned by midday 8 May 2017. This will help the Council to be in a position to draft a local plan for further consultation in June.
If you represent the travelling community, it would be appreciated if you could pass on this correspondence to raise awareness of this consultation. Further information about this local plan can be viewed by following the weblink above. If you have any questions about this consultation or the preparation of this local plan please contact the Strategic Planning Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01962 840222.