Gypsy and Travellers

The Wealden Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA) is required by national planning policy to provide a robust assessment of current and future need for permanent Gypsy and Traveller accommodation in Wealden for the study period between 2016 and 2038. This study provides the evidence base to enable the Council to comply with their requirements towards Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople under the Housing Act 1985, the Housing and Planning Act 2016, the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) 2019 and Planning Policy for Travellers Sites (PPTS) document 2015. The report can be downloaded below:

In addition, the Council worked with neighbouring local authorities on a Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Needs Assessment (GTAA) that was published in 2015. This assessment did not consider the new definition for Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople (GTTS) within the Planning Policy for Travellers Sites (PPTS) document owing to its publication date. The report can be downloaded below: