Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showspeople SPD

The Council is running a six-week public consultation on the draft SPD between 7 January and 19 February 2021.

The SPD is one of a number of SPDs that accompanies the Core Strategy, and provides detailed advice and guidance to applicants when submitting planning applications relating to Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople accommodation. When finished (adopted) it will be used by the District Council to help reach decisions on whether to approve or refuse planning applications.

The consultation draft sets out the need for additional permanent accommodation within the District and identifies areas where new Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople sites may be suitable, subject to planning permission, as well as guidance on what any new sites should look like in respect of their design and layout.

Consultation Documents

How to Comment

You can comment using an interactive version of the document. In this version of the SPD there are red-coloured links in various places in the document which will take you to a comment form where you can submit comments on that section.

You can submit comments using a standard comment form and emailing this to The comment form comes in two formats, a PDF and an RTF file.

Please note that the PDF version above will require a full version of Adobe Acrobat (not Adobe Reader) to edit on-screen. The RTF format can be opened and edited in all major word processing applications.

Please use either the interactive document or the standard comment forms above where possible as this will assist the District Council to analyse your comments.

Please note that your response will be published on the District Council's website. However, this will exclude the postal address, telephone number and email address of individual respondents. The details of respondents will only be retained by the District Council for the purpose of consulting on Development Plan and supplementary documents and will not be used for any other purposed. See our Privacy Notice for further information.

Find Out More

For further information: please contact the Planning Policy team on 01789 260473 or email

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Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople SPD Consultation

Contact: the Planning Policy team

Last updated on 17/12/2020