Gypsy / Traveller Sites

Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS made this Freedom of Information request to South Norfolk District Council

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Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS

Dear South Norfolk District Council,

The Council has produced a number of gypsy traveller accommodation assessments. These identified the existence of the following Gypsy / Traveller sites in 2014:

Public Sites

Roundwell
Brooks Green
Bawburgh (Transit site)

Private Sites

Carleton Rode 1
Carleton Rode 2
Easton 1
Easton 2
Easton 3
Flordon
Newton Greenways
Norwich Common
Spooner Row
Tharston
Thorpe Abbots

Temporary Sites

Forncett St Peter

Unauthorised Sites

Aslacton
Costessey
Diss
Harleston
Morley St Botolph
Needham
Stockton A146
Wortwell

Travelling Showpeople Yard
Suton

The Council when considering applications by Gypsy Travellers for development of land uses guidance in the National Planning Policy Framework and the Local Plan.

Gypsy / Travellers can either be actively nomadic or have a ethnic origin that had a culture of nomadism. Please identify for each site if the Council consider the site to be occupied by nomadic Gypsy / Travellers based on the Planning Policy for Traveller Sites (2015) or ethnic Gypsy Travellers (based on the definition in the Housing Act) and identify the number of pitches occupied by each type of Gypsy on each site based on either the Secretary of States definition or the definition in the Housing Act.

Yours faithfully,

Stuart Hardwicke Carruthers

Right2Know, South Norfolk District Council

Dear Mr Carruthers

Thank you for your request of information that is being considered. You may be aware that we have 20 working days in which to respond to Freedom Of Information (FOI) requests and you will therefore hear from me again by 5 October 2015 or earlier if possible.

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Regards

Emma Goddard
Scrutiny and Information Rights Officer
t 01508 533747 e [email address] www.south-norfolk.gov.uk

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Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS

Dear Right2Know,

the following from one of the Council's Local Plan documents might be of assistance

Gypsies and Travellers Local Plan Document
Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report
Equalities Impact Assessment Scoping Report
February 2014

4.35 The gypsy and traveller population in Greater Norwich contains many households
who do not travel (78%). This is mainly due to a combination of a desire to settle, for
family members to receive education and the lack of opportunities to travel
elsewhere. Of those that do travel, only 35% of respondents reported that they use
transit sites.

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS

Right2Know, South Norfolk District Council

Dear Mr Carruthers

I refer to your Freedom of Information request to which I am now in a position to respond. Under section 1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I am advising you that the Council does not hold the information you have requested as we do not have information about the occupiers of the sites as outlined in your request.

If for whatever reason you wish to get back to me, please feel free to do so. In particular if you are unhappy with how your request was handled please let me know and I will explain how you can request an internal review of our decision.

Please quote FOI 15-321 in any further correspondence concerning this request.

Regards

Emma Goddard
Scrutiny and Information Rights Officer
t 01508 533747 e [email address] www.south-norfolk.gov.uk

South Norfolk Council - Investors In People | Gold

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