Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Site Allocations DPD – Call for Sites

Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Site Allocations DPD – Call for Sites (Now closed)

The South Worcestershire Councils (Malvern Hills, Worcester and Wychavon) are in the process of preparing a Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD) that will identify land to accommodate Travellers and Travelling Showpeople across south Worcestershire.

The DPD will identify a supply of deliverable sites sufficient to provide five years’ worth of pitches / plots against the level of need identified in the 2014 Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA). The DPD will also identify a supply of developable sites or broad locations for growth for years 6 to 10 (2019/20 to 2023/24) and, where possible, for years 11-15 (2024/25 to 2028/29).

As part of this process, the South Worcestershire Councils are undertaking a ‘Call for Sites’ which provides an opportunity for individuals and organisations to suggest any sites that they consider might be suitable for allocation as a Traveller or Travelling Showperson site. Proposals could be for either new sites or an expansion or intensification of an existing site. Proposals are invited for permanent residential sites or transit sites / temporary stopping places.

All sites submitted will undergo a rigorous assessment against specific criteria to assess their potential suitability. Submitting a site for consideration does not guarantee that it will be found suitable or that it will be allocated as part of the emerging DPD. Any sites that are included within the DPD would still be required to follow the normal planning procedures in securing planning permission.

The Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Site Allocations DPD – Call for Sites concluded at 9:00 am on 30 March 2015.

If you wish to submit a potential site for consideration then Background Information on the Call for Sites and a Site Submission Form can be downloaded by clicking the links below.

Consultation Documents

Supporting Evidence

The deadline for suggesting potential sites as part of this ‘Call for Sites’ is 9:00am on 30th March 2015.

Completed Site Submission Forms, which must include a map clearly identifying the boundaries of the suggested site(s), can be sent by:

email to: contact@swdevelopmentplan.org; or

by post to: Traveller & Travelling Showpeople Site Allocations DPD, South Worcestershire Development Plan Team, Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 1PT

If you have any queries about the Call for Sites please contact the Worcestershire Hub on 01684 862151.