Traveller Accommodation Assessment

The Travellers' Accommodation Assessment identifies the number of pitches for Gypsies and Travellers and plots for Travelling Showpeople that are needed within our borough.

For planning purposes Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople, are collectively referred to as travellers. Gypsies and Travellers tend to call the land they live on a 'pitch' and Travelling Showpeople call it a 'plot or yard'.

To assess our travellers' accommodation needs we produce a travellers' accommodation assessment.

Our current Travellers Accommodation Assessment is dated 2017. Our consultants, Mill Field Services, talked to local travellers to find out the facts about any overcrowding, whether travellers are doubled-up on pitches or plots, and what the likely housing needs of young adults are over the next five years. These interviews took place between 16 January and 1 February 2017.

The feedback from the interviews and other data was analysed to calculate the need for new pitches and plots in Guildford Borough, and the details are set out in the Travellers Accommodation Assessment. You can find out more about how we involved stakeholders in the process in the pdf icon Traveller Accommodation Assessment Consultation Record 2017. [906kb].

You can download a copy of the pdf icon Traveller Accommodation Assessment [1Mb], or you can see a paper copy at our main reception.

Paper copies are priced at £6.65 for a black and white copy; £15.65 for a colour copy.


Last updated: 8 June 2017 16:09 PM