Local planning authorities are required to identify and update annually, a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide 5 years worth of sites for traveller accommodation against locally set targets (planning policy for traveller sites, PPTS 2015, para.10).

The term ‘traveller’ accommodation for planning purposes, includes gypsy, traveller and travelling showpeople accommodation, as per the terminology used in PPTS.

The council publishes its five year supply position statement for traveller accommodation every year (as at 31 March).

It informs the council’s Authority Monitoring Report and the determination of planning applications where supply for traveller pitches and/or plots is identified as an issue.