The Local Plan sets out a commitment to drafting two Development Plan Documents (DPDs):
- Gypsy and Traveller DPD
- Canal DPD
Gypsy and traveller DPD
This DPD will allocate land for both permanent and transit sites to meet the needs identified in the Council’s Gypsy & Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA).
As part of the process of developing the Local Plan, a number of steps were undertaken to identify how the needs of the Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Show communities could be met. A summary of those steps can be found below.
|Stage||Date||Accompanying Sustainability Appraisal (SA)|
|Advice to Warwick District Council on Household formation relating to Gypsy and Traveller pitches||October 2015||N/A|
|Preferred Option Consultation – Land at Stratford Road, Warwick||31 October – 12 December 2014||Revised Sustainability Appraisal (SA) of the Stratford Road Gypsy and Traveller Site, October 2014|
|Preferred Options sites consultation||17 March – 05 May 2014||SA of Gypsy and Traveller site options, February 2014|
|Sites for Gypsies and Travellers||June 2013||Warwick District Final Interim SA report|
Will identify a new Conservation Area(s), consider how the canalside can be improved in relation to opportunity sites for new/redevelopment in the urban sections and consider issues around the canal environment throughout the district. Issues around improving access to the canals and encouraging new users will also be examined.