TRAVELLERS ADVICE HOTLINE TEL: 0121 685 8677
Or follow the link for more details (specialises in accommodation matters)
A large increase in Unauthorised Encampments in Surrey in recent years… As local authorities publish draft Local Plans, you can read their responses
TRAVELLER ADVICE SERVICE (story – defining Gypsies & Travellers to extinction)
THE TRAVELLER MOVEMENT PRESS RELEASE (Sept 2015)
“New planning rules forcing Gypsies & Travellers back on the road”
PR FINAL response to gov changes to Traveller definition Formatted 01092015
GOVERNMENT UPDATE TO UNAUTHORISED ENCAMPMENT POLICY
150326 Dealing with illegal and unauthorised encampments – final (1)
CLG GuidetoeffectiveuseofenforcementpowersPart1Unauthorisedencampments Feb 2006
CLG GuidetoeffectiveuseofenforcementpowersPart2Unauthorisedencampments Oct 2007
Planning Policy for Traveller Sites – August 2015
DCLG CARAVAN COUNT (June 2015)
GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES TO GYPSY/TRAVELLER SITE DESIGN
2015 DCLG GRT site design
Gypsies and Travellers camp sites and tresspasss 20th March 2012 (1)
Borough Local Plans: – click on the following links to read letters from SGTCF to the borough planners of Guildford, Runnymede & Waverley in response to draft local plans
How will Local Authorities deliver site provision over the next five years, you can read a report by Friends, Families & Travellers (FFT) below:
Hilda Brazil (former SGTCF Joint Chair) speaking up for the GRT community at a recent Guildford Borough Council Local Plan hearing, ensuring Councillors are aware of the desperate need for additional accommodation for expanding Gypsy/Traveller families.
THE HOUSE OF LORDS HEARS OF A BETTER WAY FORWARD REGARDING SITE PROVISION BASED ON THE EXPERIENCE OF GYPSIES IN LEEDS (FOLLOW THE LINK FOR MORE)
Any member of the Surrey GRT community seeking support for planning applications, is welcome to use this generic letter from the SGTCF forum.
HIGH COURT victory for action supported by the Community Law Partnership, against Eric Pickles Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (SSCLG). He was judged to have acted unlawfully by operating a policy of “recovering” for his own consideration, appeals by Travellers who claim there are exceptional circumstances for allowing them to remain on their sites in green belt land. Full details are available in the document above, headed Moore & Coates…
You can read a letter from the Chair (Darren Johnson AM) of the London Assembly housing committee to Mayor Boris Johnson regarding GRT site provision in London.
The above document entitled ‘Website links’ has a number of useful and current sources of information relating to planning matters