So anytime a tipping situation arises, all I’m thinking is, “What would a good but not ridiculously good tipper do here?” Sometimes I know exactly what the answer to that question is, and things run smoothly.The study was conducted in accordance with the Department of Communities and Local Government's new guidance on Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment (Planning Policy for Traveller Sites issued in August 2015). Tipping is about making sure you don’t mess up what you’re supposed to do.National planning policy requires that we make an assessment of need for Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople sites across the district.
225 & 226 of the HA 2004 and the amendment of the Housing Regulations 2006 definition of Gypsy and Traveller.
Local authorities have a duty under the Housing Act 2004 to assess the accommodation needs of Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople (GTTS) residing in or resorting to the area.
The borough council's assessment of the accommodation needs of GTTS identifies how many residential and transit pitches are needed within the borough.
This means providing a better mix in the size, type and location of housing, to create mixed and balanced communities [paras 1-2, 10].
4.4 Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) should, therefore, through the development plan, allow for the provision of sufficient land for housing, giving priority to re-using previously-developed land within urban areas, and bringing empty homes back into use and converting existing buildings – rather than developing greenfield sites.
This, it states, will help make more efficient use of urban land and increase housing capacity, while also helping to reduce travel demand and encourage public transport use.