Local authorities have a duty under the Housing Act 2004 to assess the accommodation needs of Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople (GTTS) residing in or resorting to the area.

The borough council's assessment of the accommodation needs of GTTS identifies how many residential and transit pitches are needed within the borough.

The study was conducted in accordance with the Department of Communities and Local Government's new guidance on Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment (Planning Policy for Traveller Sites issued in August 2015).

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Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Needs Assessment 2016
Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Needs Assessment 2016
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Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Needs Assessment 2012
Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Needs Assessment 2012