Draft Traveller Development Plan Document (July 2017)

We are producing its Gypsy and Traveller Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD) which will safeguard and allocate sites as necessary to meet identified traveller needs. Local Plan Part 2 Policy DM4 sets out the required pitch target for both gypsies and travellers and travelling showpeople. These requirements reflect the recently completed, Winchester Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (ORS, Oct 2016).

The responses to the consultation have now been published and are available here https://winchester.citizenspace.com/policy-and-planning/gypsy-traveller-and-travelling-showpeople/

  • What is the DPD?

    The Traveller DPD safeguards and allocates sites to meet identified traveller accommodation needs for the District, outside of the South Downs National park. There has been much work with the traveller community, Parish Councils, settled communities and other organisations to develop the Draft DPD and this is the first time it has been consulted on in its entirety.    

    The Draft DPD, Sustainability Appraisal /Strategic Environmental Assessment (SA/SEA), and other supporting documents can be viewed using the links below.