Traveller DPD

Traveller Development Plan Document

The Council is preparing a Traveller Development Plan Document (DPD).  The purpose of the DPD is to identify sufficient sites to meet the accommodation needs of Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople.

The timetable for the DPD is:

Stage

Date

Consulting on scope of the Sustainability Appraisal

November 2019

Regulation 18 Consultation

June 2020

Regulation 19 Publication of a Local Plan

January 2021

Regulation 22 Submission

June 2021

Examination hearings

October 2021

Adoption

January 2022

A Gyspy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA) is underway, due to be completed in December 2019.

 

Call for Sites

If you wish to promote a site to be developed for Gypsies and Travellers or Travelling Showpeople accommodation we would be very pleased to hear from you.   At this stage we are interested in all site options, within settlements or within the countryside, stand-alone sites and extensions to existing sites. 

Please use the ‘call for sites’ form, and attach a map showing the location and boundaries of the land in question.  Further information is set out on the site submission form.

Traveller Site Submission Form (PDF) or Traveller Site Submission Form (Word)

Forms should be returned by email to planningpolicy@hart.gov.uk  or sent to: 

Planning Policy Team, Hart District Council, Harlington Way, Fleet , GU51 4AE

The deadline for site submissions is Monday 16 December 2019.

All submitted sites will be assessed by the Council. The final choice of sites to be allocated for development will be determined through the plan-making process.

If you are unsure about suggesting a site, or have any questions, please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01252 774118 or email planningpolicy@hart.gov.uk

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