Gypsy and Traveller Sites
In accordance with Planning Policy Wales and the Housing Act 2004 the Councils must meet the need for accommodation for the population in its area. This includes the needs of the Gypsy and Traveller community.
How many plots are needed?
A study to identify the need for Gypsy and Traveller pitches showed a need for permanent pitches (i.e. pitches on which Gypsies and Travellers can stay for the majority of the year) and the need for transit pitches/ approved stopping pitches i.e. pitches for different groups of Gypsies and Travellers (who travel through the area or who choose to visit and stay in the area for short periods of time).
* Approximately four separate sites of seven pitches across North Wales.
Where will the pitches be needed?
The Councils would like information about possible sites that are close to the usual routes taken by Gypsies and Travellers.
Call for sites
In order to identify specific sites to go into the Joint Local Development Plan and to inform the review of the Eryri Local Development Plan, the Councils are holding a “Call for Sites” period. During this period, the Gypsy and Traveller community, landowners, organisations or anyone else can submit information about sites to the Councils to be assessed and to find out how suitable they are for the Gypsy and Traveller community.
The Call for Sites period will run for six weeks, between 4 December 2013 and 17 January 2014.
In order to submit a site for consideration, in Gwynedd or Anglesey, you will be required to fill in a form. You can fill in the form or make a copy of it by clicking on the link below. You will be required to denote the boundaries of the potential site on a map and submit it with the form. The form and map should be posted to: Joint Planning Policy Unit, Town Hall, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 1DT or send the form and map to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Councils are not committing themselves to identify any site submitted in the Joint Local Development Plan or any revisions of the Eryri Local Plan or grant planning permission to a development on the sites in the meantime.
Each submitted site will be assessed to discover: whether it conforms to planning policy; the site’s deliverability; physical and environmental constraints; infrastructure requirements to support the site; and the site’s accessibility.
THE CANDIDATE SITES REGISTER WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION AT THE FOLLOWING PLACES:
- Town Hall, Bangor
- Siop Gwynedd, Pwllheli
- Snowdonia National Park Offices, Penrhyndeudraeth
- Planning & Public Protection Reception (Rovacabin), Isle of Anglesey County Council, Llangefni
More information can be obtained by contacting the Joint Planning Policy Unit at email@example.com 01286 679890