Travellers: Caravan Sites

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 5th October 2017.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Labour, Stretford and Urmston

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment of need for Traveller sites has been made for each minimum geography area for each of the next five years.

Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Labour, Stretford and Urmston

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's August 2015 Planning Policy for Traveller Sites (PPTS), how many local planning authorities have set pitch targets for Gypsies and Travellers using the revised definition as set out in Annex 1 of the PPTS 2015.

Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Labour, Stretford and Urmston

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many Travellers who conform to the revised definition of Gypsy Travellers as set out in the Planning Policy for Traveller Sites 2015 have been successful in obtaining a pitch in the last year for which data is available.

Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Labour, Stretford and Urmston

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and which local authorities have met the requirement (a) in the Planning Policy for Traveller Sites 2015 to identify and maintain a supply of specific deliverable sites, sufficient to provide five years' worth of sites, against their locally set target and (b) to include the same outcome for each of the next five, six and 10 years as set down in the Planning Policy for Travellers Sites document.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

The Government has made no such estimates. It is the responsibility of local authorities to assess all local housing needs through their local plan.

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