Issue details

Delivering additional Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation and improving existing facilities

Purpose of report: This report seeks approval of an approach to forward funding the delivery of additional Gypsy and Traveller pitches to meet the need identified in the Local Plan alongside the improvement of existing provision. These works are to be informed by a stock condition survey and engagement with existing residents regarding priorities.


The Executive will be asked to: Approve the principal of forward funding development works with a detailed business case to be developed and brought back to Executive later in the year. The recommendations in the report will demonstrate progress made to date and confirm the commitment and process for providing additional pitches and to improving existing provision.


Details of this item have been amended in order to enable further consultation and coproduction with Gypsy and Traveller community regarding the contents and delivery of the action plan.


Decision type: Key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/02/2024

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 14/03/24 by Executive
Reason: Some details of this item have changed, please open item for more information.

Lead member: Executive Member for Housing, Planning and Safer Communities

Lead director: Corporate Director of Place

Department: Directorate of Place

Contact: Michael Jones, Head of Housing Delivery and Asset Management Email: Email:, Laura Williams, Assistant Director of Customer, Communities and Inclusion Email:

Consultation process

The need to provide additional pitches is demonstrated within the Local Plan evidence base. The approach set out in the Local Plan has been tested through the ongoing examination of the Local Plan and most recently consulted on in the Main Modifications Consultation.

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: EIA will be considered as part of the report.


Agenda items


  • Action plan to reduce inequalities within Gypsy and Traveller communities including the provision of additional pitches and improvement of existing provision  


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