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As part of the preparation of the new Local Plan, Herefordshire Council are looking for possible sites to meet the requirement over the plan period. Following the identified need for accommodation in the Gypsy and Travellers Accommodation Assessment (GTAA), the council are keen to hear about any other sites that may be suitable for consideration.

Herefordshire Council are interested in sites that may be suitable for the following:

Residential pitches: 

A residential pitch is an area of land where a single Traveller household can reside.  Pitches vary in size but typically will have space for an amenity building, a parking space, a hardstanding and for one or more caravan.

Travelling Show People Plots:

A plot is an area of land where Travelling Showpeople can live but also have enough space to allow storage and maintenance of equipment. These sites are sometimes known as Winter Quarters

Temporary Stopping Places/ Negotiated Stopping places:

Area of land that travellers can stop for a short period of time, where temporary sanitation and waste disposal facilities can be brought in.

Therefore the council are asking for landowners / agents to send in information about possible sites.

Here’s what you need to do to submit a site.

Please complete the following questions to submit information about your suggested site. It is worth noting that site submissions will be public. 

Maps and any additional info should be marked clearly with your name and the name of the site and emailed to the following address:

Please contact a member of the planning policy team by telephone on 01432 383637 or by email at for any advice and help on this issue.

All sites put forward will be carefully looked at to see if they are suitable. Not all the sites sent in will necessarily be selected but the best sites may be considered for future plans for Travellers Sites.

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