Wealden District Council

Gypsy and Travellers

Wealden Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment - November 2016 (pdf)

The Wealden Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment has been undertaken by Opinion Research Services who were commissioned by Wealden District Council to undertake the study.

Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Needs Assessment - East Sussex and the South Downs National Park Authority - January 2015 (pdf)

This report analyses need as of February 2014 for both permanent and transit sites across East Sussex and the South Downs National Park.

Portfolio Holder Decision Re: Methodology and Criteria for the Identification of Possible Sites for Gypsies and Travellers - 12th March 2010 (pdf)

To approve the methodology and criteria set out in Appendix A to the report for the identification and subsequent assessment of sites for the possible provision for gypsies and travellers; and secondly, to progress the provision of facilities to meet an appropriate level of need, including through grant submissions to Government, on those sites which are identified by the above criteria as most suitable.

Identification and Appraisal of Potential Sites for Gypsies and Travellers - September 2009 (pdf)

This document, prepared by Parker Dann, sets out the methodology and criteria, along side a justification and suggested weighting, for assessing suitable sites to meet the identified need for up to 20 permanent residential pitches for Gypsies and Travellers within Wealden for the period to 2016.

Consultation Report following partial review of the South East Plan Provision of accommodation for Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Show People - 12th August 2009 (pdf)

Wealden District Council accepts the proposed provision of 20 permanent pitches for Gypsies and Travellers in Wealden District between 2006-2016.

Portfolio Holder Decision Re: Provisions for Gypsies and Travellers - Advice to SEERA 17th September 2007 (pdf) 

The advice prepared by Wealden District Council, East Sussex County Council, Brighton and Hove City Council, Eastbourne Borough Council, Hastings Borough Council and Lewes and Rother District Councils and presented to the Member Steering Group Meeting on 11th September 2007 is fully endorsed and forwarded to South East England Regional Authority.

East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Gypsy and Traveller Study - Final Report 2005 (pdf)

The purpose of the study, produced by DCA, was to examine the accommodation requirements, needs, aspirations and demands of Gypsies and Travellers. In order to obtain statistically reliable data at sub-regional level, the aim of the project was to achieve 120 interviews throughout the six authority areas of Brighton and Hove City Council, Eastbourne Borough Council, Hastings Borough Council, Lewes District Council, Rother District Council and Wealden District Council.

Please note, some of the documents that make up this assessment are very large file sizes and may take some considerable time to download. If you experience problems in downloading the documents please contact the Planning Policy team on 01892 602007 or at ldf@wealden.gov.uk

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