Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment
In 2009, the Somerset Strategic Housing Partnership commissioned a County-wide Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA). This forms an essential part of the evidence base for preparation of Local Plans within Somerset.
Essentially the assessment's purpose is to assess the accommodation related needs of Gypsies and Travellers (including Travelling Show people) in Somerset. The opportunity was also taken to look further into some of the issues facing the community including education and health, giving a more rounded and detailed understanding of the issues facing the community today.
The study was published in October 2010 and can be downloaded from the Related Documents section at the right hand side of this page.
Subsequently an updated study was commissioned to extend the time period covered to 2032 in order to inform the preparation of Local Plans over that time span. The updated GTAA was published in October 2013, it can also be downloaded from the right hand side of this page.
Page last updated 13th February 2014.