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Travelling People: Caravan Sites

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance her Department issues on the land area to be allocated to a Traveller’s pitch on a local authority site. (270527)

Communities and Local Government does not specify the land area to be allocated to a Traveller’s pitch on a local authority site. However, “Designing Gypsy and Traveller Sites: Good Practice Guide” provides guidance on what an average family pitch should be capable of accommodating. The site design guidance, which is aimed at socially rented sites, makes clear that there is no one size fits all measurement for a pitch and this will depend on the size of families and their needs. The guide is available on our website at:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/housing/designinggypsysites