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Gypsies & Travellers Site Allocations

Date: 12/1/2014

The Gypsy & Traveller issue currently appears to be causing much anxiety in both the development management and plan-making activities of LPAs; partly it seems due to the tendency of the Secretary of State to recover appeals, and partly because of the difficulties being caused by the 5 year supply requirement set out in the national policy for Gypsies & Travellers. The biggest challenge LPAs in planning for travellers is site allocations, particularly where the LA includes a significant area of Green Belt. As a consequence it was considered timely to update the 2009 POS Position Statement 


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