Local Plan to 2030 - Main Modifications September 2018

Main Modifications to Ashford Local Plan

Policy HOU17 – Safeguarding existing traveller sites (MM70)

Amend policy wording as follows:

Policy HOU17 - Safeguarding existing Traveller sites

Existing permanent authorised gypsy and traveller sites and sites for travelling showpeople shall be retained for the accommodation of gypsies and travellers and for travelling showpeople as defined in the relevant National Planning Policy Document.

Any new gypsy and traveller sites granted permanent planning permission shall also be safeguarded under the provisions of this policy.

This policy may not apply if:-

a) There is a surplus of available accommodation over and above the required five year supply of sites, or,

b) Tthe site will be replaced by a site of similar proportions in an appropriate location which complies with the criteria listed in policy HOU16, or,

c) A site has been granted a personal permission restricting residency to a named occupier or family.