Gypsy and traveller site allocations

We are required by the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the Housing Act 2004 to meet the accommodation needs of the population within their area. This includes the needs of the Gypsy and Traveller community and that of Travelling Show People.

To meet this need Warwick District Council is committed to allocating sustainable and affordable sites to meet the permanent residential needs of this District’s Gypsy and Traveller Community and Travelling Show People through the Local Plan process.

Previous steps

Preferred options consultation land at Stratford Road, Warwick

A consultation took place between 31 October 2014 and 12 December 2014. You can view the document in one of the following ways:

You can also read the public responses to the consultation.  

Preferred options

Consultation on the Preferred Options Sites for Gypsy and Travellers took place between Monday 17 March and Monday 5 May.

You can view the Preferred Options document in one of the following ways:

You can also read the public responses to the consultation.

Site options consultation

The consultation on Options for Gypsies and Travellers ran from 14 June to 29 July 2013.

Consultation documents

We apologise that some pictures in the attached document may not accurately represent gypsy and traveller sites.

Exhibitions and public meetings

We also held a series of public meetings and drop in sessions around the district: Consultation Programme (85kb, PDF)

Call for sites

We are required, by national planning policy (NPPF) and the Housing Act 2004, to objectively assess and meet the needs of the population within their area. This includes the needs of the Gypsy and Traveller community.

To meet this need Warwick District Council is committed to allocating sustainable and affordable sites to meet the permanent residential needs of this District's Gypsy and Traveller Community through the Local Plan process.

To enable allocations to be made in the Local Plan the Council has undertaken a 'Call for Sites' for potential sites within the District to be identified. The sites identified through this process and our own ‘areas of search’ will be assessed in terms of their suitability and deliverability through the production of the Local Plan.

We expect to find permanent sites for a total of 31 pitches for Gypsies and Travellers within the life of the Local Plan; 25 during the first five years. An additional site for 6 - 8 transit pitches is also required. To meet this requirement officers have been working to identify sites and a public consultation on site selection took place alongside that for the Local Plan during June and July of 2013.