Gypsy and Traveller Local Plan

We are preparing a plan to address the accommodation needs of Gypsy and Travellers in North Northamptonshire. The plan will set out planning policies and site allocations to meet the identified needs of Gypsy and Travellers and ensure high standards of design, development and living conditions. 

Scope and Options Consultation

Consultation on the Scope and Options was the first stage of preparing the Gypsy and Traveller Local Plan.

Comments were invited on what should be included in the Gypsy and Traveller Local Plan and on a range of high-level options to address issues identified within the plan during the consultation period between 5 April and 31 May 2023. 

The Scope and Options consultation document was accompanied by a Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report.

Feedback on the consultation responses has been set out in a Scope and Options Consultation Summary Report which explains the consultation process and the outcomes of the consultation. 

Next steps

The feedback from the consultation will be used, alongside updated evidence, to develop the next stages of the Gypsy and Traveller Local Plan.

The timetable for the Gypsy and Traveller Local Plan is provided in the updated version of the Local Development Scheme. The next stage will be to consult on the Draft Plan. 

You can email [email protected] to be notified of future planning consultations. 

Evidence Base

The Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA) was published in March 2019.

You can email [email protected] to request a copy of the document.

The GTAA provides an assessment of the need for Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showmen accommodation in North Northamptonshire. The GTAA is currently being updated and strengthened with a Pitch Deliverability Assessment and is expected to be published later in the year to inform the Gypsy and Traveller Local Plan as it is developed. 

Last updated 21 July 2023