Consultation outcome

Planning and travellers: proposed changes to planning policy and guidance

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Planning and travellers: proposed changes to planning policy and guidance: consultation response

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Detail of outcome

A summary of responses and the government response to the consultation was published on 31 August 2015.

Overall there were 771 responses, including 423 responses from members of the Gypsy and Traveller community.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

Proposed changes to planning policy and guidance, ensuring fairness in the planning system, and strengthening protection of the green belt and countryside.

Documents

Consultation: planning and travellers

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Consultation: easy read version

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Consultation: planning and travellers - equalities statement

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Consultation: planning and travellers - response form

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Consultation description

The government remains committed to increasing the level of authorised site provision in appropriate areas, but believes further measures are needed to ensure that planning rules apply equally to all groups and strengthen the level of protection afforded to the green belt and other sensitive areas.

We are therefore consulting on proposed changes to national planning policy and planning policy for traveller sites to ensure that the planning system applies fairly and equally to both the settled community and travellers; strengthen protection of our sensitive areas and the green belt; and deal with the negative effects of unauthorised occupation of land.

It also seeks comments on new streamlined planning guidance for travellers which supports local authorities to objectively and robustly assess their traveller accommodation needs and further clarifies where Temporary Stop Notices can be used.