The Council is 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).
A consultation on the draft Gypsy and Traveller DPD which ran from 10 July 2017 - 4 September 2017 has now closed. The responses will be published on the website in due course.
The Council will report the comments back to its Cabinet Committee and make any necessary amendments to the draft document, prior to progressing to the next stage in the local plan process. Further consultation will take place at that time, before the Council finalises the document to submit to the Planning Inspectorate for examination in 2018.