Target for site provision

The government’s Planning Policy for Traveller Sites (published August 2015) requires us to set a target for the provision of sites.

In September 2013 we produced the Pitches Target for the Local Plan to 2036, which incorporates the Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment 2011 (GTANA).

Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment 2016

The Cambridgeshire, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Peterborough and West Suffolk Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment 2016 (GTAA) provides an evidence base which is needed to aid the preparation of local plan policies for the provision of new Gypsy and Traveller pitches and Travelling Showpeople plots. This enables local authorities to comply with planning policy and legislation. The GTAA covers the period between 2016 and 2036.

The GTAA was produced by Opinion Research Services (ORS), a professional consultancy which undertakes this type of work for local authorities across England and Wales. The study was commissioned by a consortium of eight neighbouring local authorities, covering the administrative areas of Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire, East Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Peterborough, Kings Lynn & West Norfolk, Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury.

The outcomes of the GTAA will be used to inform preparation of the Huntingdonshire Local Plan to 2036.