Gypsies and Travellers
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Regulation 19 - Publication - Gypsy & Traveller and Traveller Showpeople Site Allocations Development Plan Document (G&T DPD)
In accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, a Regulation 19 stage public consultation is being undertaken on the soundness and legal compliance of the above G&T DPD from 13 December 2023 until 5pm on 7 February 2024.
The G&T DPD, Sustainability Appraisal and other supporting documents can be viewed throughout the consultation period at Arun Civic Centre and Bognor Regis Town Hall and are also available at the libraries within Arun district and on our website.
Coastal West Sussex Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA) October 2018
The primary objective of this Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Assessment (GTAA) October 2018, is to provide a robust assessment of current and future need for Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Show People. The GTAA will form the evidence base to inform the allocation of sites through the Arun District Council Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD). This DPD will identify and allocate land for permanent pitches to meet the need identified to 2036.
The Planning Policy Sub-Committee at its meeting of 5 December 2018 noted the proposed approach and timetable for the preparation of the Arun District Council Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD) covering the period 2018-2036, including the key outputs of the Coastal West Sussex GTAA Final Report [pdf] 4MB
Note that the GTAA October 2018 was replaced by the GTAA April 2019. The reason for the revision is to confirm that the outcomes of the report have not been endorsed by the South Downs National Park (SDNP) Authority. In addition, some of the figures in the report relating to SDNP have also been changed. None of these changes impacted on the outputs for Arun District Local Planning Authority Area. The 2019 GTAA can be accessed here: Coastal West Sussex GTAA Final Report [pdf] 3MB
West Sussex Authorities - Transit Site Study (2013)
The objectives of the study are:
- to assess whether transit provision would assist in managing illegal encampments; and
to inform the partners about the pros and cons of transit site provision.
This study aims to draw on work already undertaken across the authorities in West Sussex and also additional work with stakeholders and the experience of other Councils who already have transit sites.
Accommodation Assessment (2013)
The main objective of this study is to provide the councils with robust, defensible and up-to-date evidence about the accommodation needs of Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople in the coastal West Sussex authorities during the period until 2027. The study also seeks to identify broad locations for any additional provision required.
Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Sites Study (2013)
The results of this study will inform the development of relevant policies and allocations for inclusion in emerging Local Plans and to guide the consideration of future planning applications for Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople sites.
Gypsy Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Sites Study 2013. This is document PELVP14.
Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Show People Sites Study (2009)
The main purpose of this study is to identify a shortlist of potential sites for Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Show People to meet future needs which the council can now consider further through the statutory planning process.