Lewisham consults on gypsy site

Lewisham Council has to provide a site for traveller communities and has launched a consultation about where they should locate it. The Council says:

We are currently preparing a single-issue Local Plan with the aim of allocating a site or sites to help meet the accommodation needs of Gypsy & Traveller communities within Lewisham.

Local Plans must be prepared in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012. Regulation 18 specifies actions in relation to the preparation of a local plan. The Council has identified the issues the Gypsy and Traveller Site Local Plan (GTSLP) is likely to include and would like to hear your views regarding the scope, search parameters and selection criteria.

Consultation on the Regulation 18 document will run from Thursday 3rd March to Friday 22nd April 2006.

The Housing Act 2004 requires authorities to assess the need for Gypsy and Traveller accommodation in their areas when they assess their overall housing requirements. In accordance with the Housing Act authorities must then develop a strategy which addresses the need arising from the accommodation assessment, through public or private provision.

Click here to take part in the consultation.

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