Guidance for local authorities undertaking, arranging or commissioning the accommodation needs assessment for Gypsies and Travellers.
Section 124 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 revokes section 225 and 226 of the Housing Act 2004, and any secondary legislation and guidance made under them. This guidance was therefore revoked on 12 July 2016.
This guidance aims to provide advice on carrying out an assessment of the accommodation needs of gypsies and travellers. It is not exhaustive or prescriptive.
While it is recommended that the basic principles outlined here should be followed, the exact approach will need to be adapted to local circumstances.