FOI request (FOIR-128744303)
Gypsy and Travellers
Requested Thu 04 July 2019
Responded Mon 12 August 2019
Please see below the information we are requesting under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:
•What is the need identified by your authority's Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Need Assessment (GTANA) for new pitches, and what period does this GTANA cover?
•What is the figure identified by your authority for its up to date 5 year 'supply of specific deliverable sites' and when was this last reviewed?
•Please provide copies of the relevant extract of your authority's Local Plan and/or any other documentation in which the up to date 5 year 'supply of specific deliverable sites' is identified.
Q1 - The provision of permanent sites for gypsies, travellers and travelling show people was assessed in 2012 and indicated a requirement for 2 permanent pitches up to 2016.
Q2 - A site for 2 pitches is allocated in the Local Plan (site reference FB10). Though an outline planning permission has now lapsed, the site remains available for development and is capable of coming forward within 5 years. An update of the Local Plan is now underway and future requirements for gypsies & travellers will be reassessed as part of the update process.
Q3 - The relevant extract from the Local Plan is viewable via the following link: http://www.planvu.co.uk/hbc2015/written/cptdm5.htm#fa3 it will be necessary to scroll to Policy FB10 - Land at Crowhurst Road
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