Consultation has begun over where a site for gypsies, travellers and travelling showpeople can be created within the King’s Lynn and West Norfolk borough.

Previous consultations had gathered a number of options and now people are being asked their views on proposed sites and policies which will feed into the Local Plan.

Cllr Jim Moriarty, the council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for development and regeneration, said: “The provision of sites and policies to meet the needs of gypsies, travellers and travelling showpeople is a legal requirement and an important part the borough’s Local Plan.

“This consultation takes the process a step further as we are now asking for views on proposed sites and allocations. These views will be passed onto the Local Plan Inspectors for their consideration so I would urge anyone interested to join in with the consultation and make a formal representation.”

Last year, the council updated its Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA), which identified that the accommodation needs for gypsies and travellers across the borough had risen more than tenfold from the previous assessment in 2016.

The council then launched a consultation at the beginning of 2024 on a Potential Sites and Policy Document, which sought views on potential sites.

Now the council is now seeking views on those sites in order to propose which should be allocated, as required by current national planning policy.

Consultation closes on June 21.


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