Gypsy and Travellers Development Plan Document

The Council has a responsibility to plan for the housing needs of all residents, including the Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople community. The Housing and Planning Act 2016 requires local housing authorities to assess the needs of people residing in or resorting to their district with respect to the provision of sites on which caravans can be stationed and places on inland waterways where houseboats can be moored.

The National Planning Policy for Traveller Sites (August 2015) requires Local Planning Authorities to have a robust evidence base to establish accommodation needs to inform the preparation of Local Plans to meet need through the identification of land for sites.

In response to this requirement, the Council proposes a Gypsy & Traveller Development Plan Document to accompany the Revised Local Plan. If and when the Gypsy and Traveller Development Plan is adopted, it will form part of the Local Development Framework (LDF) for the area.

Latest Update

The Council, together with a consortium of Hampshire authorities, is currently updating the Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Assessment. The purpose of this technical study is to identify the future level of need in accordance with the requirements contained within the National Planning Policy for Traveller Sites.

Previous Stages

Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report

On Wednesday 9th March 2016, Cabinet approved the Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report for Future Development Plan Documents on Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople for publication. The report was subject to a statutory five week consultation. The Scoping Report is available to download under the attachment heading below.

All Development Plan Documents need to be subject to an appraisal of their sustainability. This is to cover the requirements of the Planning and Compulsory Act 2004 and the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004 (which transposes a European Directive).

The first stage of the sustainability appraisal process is to consider the scope of the exercise, which is presented in the form of a Scoping Report. The last Scoping Report was prepared in 2011 and needs to be updated for this Sustainability Appraisal. The Scoping Report does not allocate sites, consider the merits of possible sites or deal with the scale of need.

Regulation 18 Gypsy and Traveller Development Plan Document Consultation

On Wednesday 28th January 2015, Council agreed the draft Gypsy and Traveller Development Plan Document (DPD), Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment to be published for Regulation 18 public consultation. A public consultation ran for 6 weeks, from 6th February - 20th March 2015.

The Council are reviewing the representations received and working with statutory consultees. The comments are available to view below and you can search for your comment by surname (or agent surname), organisation or the policy you commented on.

Scoping Report - March 2016
Appendix 1 - Scoping Report March 2016
Appendix 2 - Scoping Report March 2016
Name Reference
Highways Agency pt6.8.1
Health and Safety Executive pt6.8.2
Romsey and District Society pt6.8.7
Stockbridge Parish Council pt6.8.8
Environment Agency pt6.8.10
Havant Borough Council pt6.8.12
Seymour pt6.8.37
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council pt6.8.46
Hampshire Fire and Rescue pt6.8.57
Lockerley Community Security Committee pt6.8.58
National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups pt6.8.62
Romsey Extra Parish Council pt6.8.70
Health and Safety Executive pt6.8.71
Winchester City Council pt6.8.76
Ampfield Parish Council pt6.8.14
Policy GT01
Teagle pt6.8.9
Environment Agency pt6.8 10
Ampfield Parish Council pt6.8 14
Wellow Parish Council pt6.8.56
Nokes C pt6.8 69
Wellow Action Group pt6.8.55
Environment Agency pt6.8 10
Policy GT02
Rhodes pt6.8.4
Teagle pt6.8.9
Environment Agency pt6.8 10
Renvoize pt6.8.11
Erskine pt6.8.13
Ampfield Parish Council pt6.8 14
BKP Waste and Recycling pt6.8.16
Smith A pt6.8.19
Braishfield Parish Council pt6.8.20
Pratt pt6.8.35
Michelmersh and Timsbury Parish Council pt6.8.38
Smith P & N pt6.8.39
Still pt6.8.40
Hack pt6.8.41
Rogers pt6.8.45
SGN pt6.8.59
Brooks B pt6.8.60
Brooks J pt6.8.61
Balchin pt6.8.64
Daniell pt6.8.65
Hampshire County Council pt6.8.66
Grant A pt6.8.68
Southampton Solent University pt6.8.72
Lowndes pt6.8.73
Policy TSP01
Gradidge pt6.8.5
Hill pt6.8.3
Natural England pt6.8.6
Environment Agency pt6.8 10
Ampfield Parish Council pt6.8 14
Russett M pt6.8.15
Graham V & R pt6.8.17
Larby pt6.8.18
Russett J pt6.8.21
Whyman pt6.8.22
Larcombe pt6.8.23
Dew pt6.8.24
Dewey pt6.8.25
Lea pt6.8.26
Beverley pt6.8.27
Poulson pt6.8.28
Bethel pt6.8.29
Jones pt6.8.30
Armstrong pt6.8.31
Sherrington pt6.8.32
Pilgrim pt6.8.33
Somers pt6.8.34
Russett B pt6.8.42
Graham pt6.8.43
Dovey pt6.8.44
Cole pt6.8.47
Barfoot pt6.8.48
Day pt6.8.49
Cox pt6.8.50
Lynch pt6.8.51
Bailey pt6.8.52
Spannerman pt6.8.53
Morritt pt6.8.54
Wellow Action Group pt6.8.55
Wellow Parish Council pt6.8.56
Russett - Brimble Lea and Partners pt6.8.63
Kayes pt6.8.67
Clarke S pt6.8.74
Smith S pt6.8.75
Southern Stainless Ltd pt6.8.77
English Heritage pt6.8.78