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Gypsy and Traveller Sites

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

18. To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans her Department has for the future provision of Gypsy and Traveller sites. (259901)

Planning policy for the provision of Gypsy And Traveller sites is set out in ODPM circular 01/2006: “Planning for Gypsy and Traveller Caravan Sites”. Local authorities have a duty to assess the accommodation needs of Gypsies And Travellers and identify enough land to meet the number of pitches set out in the regional spatial strategy. The Homes and Communities Agency will continue to provide funding for the provision of new public sites.