6 November 2017 to 18 December 2017. This consultation is now closed.

This consultation ran from 6 November to 18 December 2017 and is now closed.

The council is producing a Travellers' Sites Document as part of its Local Plan. This will focus on the accommodation needs of the Traveller community (Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Show People) up to 2031.

We completed a preferred options consultation in 2016 to identify potential sites. The pre submission consultation asks for your views in terms of soundness of the draft Development Plan Document (DPD) and the assessment of accommodation needs that informed it.

To be considered sound the DPD should be:

  • Positively prepared - including does it meet the development requirements and will they be sustainable?
  • Justified - has it taken the right approach and is it based on reliable evidence?
  • Effective - are the proposals deliverable?
  • Consistent - are the policies in line with national planning policy?

View the complete Travellers' Sites pre submission document

A plain English summary of the document is also available to download and view.

What happens next?

  • Once the consultation has come to a close, all representations will be considered and provided no further work is requested at that stage the DPD, the supporting evidence and all responses received will be submitted to the planning inspectorate for public examination by a government appointed planning inspector.
  • The planning inspector will chair round table discussions the discuss the issues raised with invited participants
  • The inspector will issue a report, and subject to the plan being found to be sound it will be adopted by the council.

Contact details

If you have any questions about the Travellers' Sites Document pre submission draft consultation you can call us on 01432 383357 or email us at ldf@herefordshire.gov.uk

Background to the consultation

Travellers' Sites Document - Pre-submission consultation documents

Published: 6th November 2017