Gypsies and Travellers Accommodation needs Studies (Adur and Worthing)

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Coastal West Sussex Authorities Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA) - Final Report by Local Authority - April 2019 (Revised)

The Coastal West Sussex Authorities of Adur, Arun, Chichester and Worthing commissioned consultants Opinion Research Services (ORS) to undertake the Coastal West Sussex Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA). This assessment was undertaken to meet the requirements of the:

  • Housing Act 1985
  • Housing and Planning Act 2016
  • National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) 2019
  • and Planning Policy Guidance (2014) as amended by Planning Policy for Traveller Sites (2015) (which included a change to the definition of Traveller for planning purposes)

This study updates the Coastal West Sussex Authorities Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Needs Study (2013) - Phase 1, and the subsequent update to this study published in 2014.

The main objective of the Coastal West Sussex Authorities Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment is to assist the authorities in determining an appropriate level of pitch and plot provision for the area. The Assessment will inform the policies and proposals of their respective core strategies/local plans and related development plan documents. It will provide the Councils with robust, defensible and up-to-date evidence about the accommodation needs of Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople in the Coastal West Sussex authorities during the period up to 2036.

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Coastal West Sussex Authorities Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Assessment Study - Phase 2 2013

The Coastal West Sussex Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Assessment Sites Study (Phase 2), has recently been completed by consultants Peter Brett Associates. This has been completed to meet the requirements of the NPPF 2012, the Planning Policy for Traveller Sites (PPTS) March 2012 and the 2004 Housing Act.

The study was commissioned by the Coastal West Sussex authorities of Adur, Arun, Chichester and Worthing together with the South Downs National Park Authority (the study covers only that part of the SDNPA that was previously within the four authority areas). The study was supported by West Sussex County Council.

The main objective of the study is to provide the Councils with robust defensible and up to date evidence to support local plan and policy work. The study provides evidence on potential sites to accommodate the need for pitches and plots identified through the Coastal West Sussex Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation needs Study 2013 (Phase 1 - see below).

NB The GTAA must be considered as part of the wider evidence base for the emerging development plans and does not commit any Authority to allocate any particular parcel of land for a particular use, nor approve any application for development.

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Coastal West Sussex Authorities Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation needs Study - Phase 1 2013

The Coastal West Sussex Gypsy, Traveller, and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Assessment has recently been completed by consultants Peter Brett Associates (PBA) together with Opinion Research Services (ORS). This has been completed to meet the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) 2012, the Planning Policy for Traveller Sites (PPTS) March 2012 and the 2004 Housing Act.

The study was commissioned by the Coastal West Sussex authorities of Adur, Arun, Chichester and Worthing together with the South Downs National Park Authority (only that part of the SDNPA that was previously within the four authority areas). The study was supported by West Sussex County Council.

The main objective of the study is to provide the Councils with robust, defensible and up-to-date evidence about the accommodation needs of Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople in the Coastal West Sussex authorities during the period up to 2027. The assessment will assist the authorities to determine an appropriate level of pitch and plot provision for the area. The assessment will inform the policies and proposals of their respective core strategies/local plans and related development plan documents. The study also includes the broad locations to guide future identification for sites to meet any identified need.

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Update to the Coastal West Sussex Authorities Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Needs Study - Phase 1 2013

Since the publication of this report, a number of errors have been brought to light which are corrected in this Update. In particular a few sites were placed in the wrong planning authority in the original document, most notably for sites in the South Downs National Park Authority. It should be noted that this update relates only to Gypsy and Traveller provision and not to Travelling Showpeople provision.

The opportunity has also been taken to update the wider interpretation of needs modelling. Issues around household formation rates for Gypsies and Travellers was clarified by the Government in March 2014 and the needs assessment has been updated in the light of this clarification.

It is important to note that this Update is correcting the report as of 2012 and not updating to now, so it excludes any changes since 2012 in relation to household formation or planning permissions.

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Page last updated: 13 May 2022

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