Local development plans – defining Gypsies and Travellers: consultation

A consultation on a proposed definition of ‘Gypsies and Travellers’ for the purpose of local development plan regulations on evidence reports.

Statutory requirements of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 relating to the Evidence Report and Gypsies and Travellers.

16B Evidence report for preparation of local development plan

(3) The evidence report is to—

(c) set out—

(i) a summary of the action taken by the planning authority to meet the accommodation needs of Gypsies and Travellers in the authority's area,

(ii) an analysis of the extent to which the action has helped to meet those needs,

(4) The evidence report is also to include a statement on—

(a) the steps taken by the planning authority in preparing the report to seek the views of the public at large, including in particular the views of—

(ii) Gypsies and Travellers, and

(14) In this section—

"Gypsies and Travellers" has the meaning specified in regulations made by the Scottish Ministers.

(15) Before making regulations under subsection (14) specifying the meaning of "Gypsies and Travellers", the Scottish Ministers must consult such persons as they consider appropriate.


Email: LDPRegsandGuidance@gov.scot

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