Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment
The Housing Act 2004 requires all Local Authorities to consider the needs of Gyspies and Travellers that reside or resort to the district through an assessment. The assessment provides a robust evaluation of current and future need for these groups.
The West Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unithas produced the West Northamptonshire Travellers' Accommodation Needs Study (Jan 2017), which will be used to inform policy development for housing and planning and make sure that we are planning to provide the right number of Gypsy and Traveller pitches and Travelling Showpeople Plots.
Most recently the study has been used to inform the preparation of Daventry District Councils Local Plan (Part 2): Settlements and Countryside Local Plan (Part 2) for Daventry District.