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WGC 005/2018: Planning for Gypsy, Traveller and Showpeople Sites

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Guidance to planning authorities on the identification of sustainable sites for Gypsies and Travellers.

The circular reflects provisions contained in the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 to ensure local authorities meet the accommodation needs and provide sites for Gypsies and Travellers through the planning system. It outlines how planning authorities and Gypsies and Travellers can work together to achieve this aim. 

The circular supersedes advice contained in:

  • Circular 30/2007 Planning for Gypsy and Traveller Caravan Sites, 
  • Circular 78/91 Travelling Showpeople
  • Circular 76/94 Gypsy Sites Policy and Unauthorised Camping.

These circulars are cancelled as a result.