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Travellers: Caravan Sites

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Conservative, South West Bedfordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph three of his Department's April 2015 Planning policy for Traveller sites, what evidential test is used to ensure that the interests of the settled community are respected; in what way the provision of Traveller sites facilitates the traditional and nomadic way of life of Travellers; and whether that way of life can be facilitated by (a) the provision of parking for caravans and (b) in other ways.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Dissolution.

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