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FOI 13431

Gypsey and Traveller Sites

Request

I am seeking information concerning Gypsy and traveller sites in the
Brentwood borough.

Here are the questions I would like information for:

How many Gypsy and traveller transit, residential/permanent, and Travelling Showpeople sites are there in the Brentwood borough, and at which locations?


How many pitches does each of these sites have? - So, approximately how many people does each site accommodate?

Have any future, potential sites been identified - if so, where are they and for how many pitches/people?

Does the council currently have an official plan for Gypsy/traveller site provision? - If so, when was it created?

How many more transit, permanent and Travelling Showpeople sites are currently needed in the borough, and by when?

Since March 2012, how many new transit, permanent and Travelling Showpeople sites have been created, and for how many pitches/people?

Since March 2012, how much money has the council received in Traveller Pitch Funding to build new traveller sites?

Since March 2012, how much money has the council spent trying to deliver new transit, permanent and Travelling Showpeople sites, and what exactly has this money been used to fund?

Response

How many Gypsy and traveller transit, residential/permanent, and Travelling Show people sites are there in the Brentwood borough, and at which locations? 19 Residential/Permanent – 0 Transit – 0 Show People

How many pitches does each of these sites have? - So, approximately how many people does each site accommodate? – 115 Caravans/mobile homes, approx 79 pitches – approx3 to 4 per pitch = approx 300 people

Have any future, potential sites been identified - if so, where are they and for how many pitches/people? – Not at present

Does the council currently have an official plan for Gypsy/traveller site provision? - If so, when was it created? - In New Local Plan
The Council is currently preparing a new Local Plan for the Borough, which once adopted will set out policies and allocations for Gypsy/Traveller site provision. The Brentwood Draft Local Plan 2013-2033 (available to view via the link http://www.brentwood.gov.uk/index.php?cid=1650 ), Policy 7.10, sets out the emerging policy on Gypsy and Traveller provision.

How many more transit, permanent and Travelling Show people sites are currently needed in the borough, and by when?
In line with recent Government policy changes, the Council is working to update the Gypsy Traveller and Travelling Show people evidence base in order to assess current need for pitches within the borough.

Since March 2012, how many new transit, permanent and Travelling Show people sites have been created, and for how many pitches/people? - None

Since March 2012, how much money has the council received in Traveller Pitch Funding to build new traveller sites? - None

Since March 2012, how much money has the council spent trying to deliver new transit, permanent and Travelling Show people sites,
and what exactly has this money been used to fund? – None