Gypsy and Traveller Provision Consultation

Closed 24 Oct 2017

Opened 27 Sep 2017


Local authorities are required to periodically assess the need for gypsy and traveller accommodation in their areas. As part of the Council’s Local Plan process, an up to date Gypsy and Traveller, Travelling Showperson and Houseboat Dweller Accommodation Assessment was completed in September 2017. It shows there is a need for 10-17 permanent pitches for gypsies and travellers and for transit provision of 5 pitches in the town (with each pitch able to accommodate two caravans). It also shows a need for 2 additional plots for traveling showpeople. There is no need identified for additional residential moorings for houseboats.

The Council has looked carefully at the scope to meet these needs within its boundaries, and has produced a Gypsy and Traveller Provision Consultation Document (September 2017). This proposes a transit site at land at Cow Lane and Richfield Avenue, and also contains information on the process for considering other sites within Reading.

The Document is open for consultation. Consultation will last until 5 pm on Tuesday 24th October 2017. Please send your written comments to the Council using the e-mail contact on this page or to Planning Policy Team, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2LU.

The Council is currently preparing a new Local Plan that will set out the planning policies for Reading up to 2036. Your comments on this matter will be taken into account in drawing up the next stage of this Local Plan.


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