Local development plan evidence report - defining Gypsies and Travellers: consultation

Scottish Government Building Victoria Quay Edinburgh
Susan Thomson

We are now seeking views on a proposed definition of ‘Gypsies and Travellers’ for the specific purposes of the planning legislation. 

Why your views matter

We want to establish the most appropriate definition of ‘Gypsies and Travellers’.  This is needed to enable planning authorities implementing the legislation to have a better understanding of who the Gypsy/Traveller community are and how their needs can be met. We want to hear views on our proposed definition, any issues and what changes would make it better.

Input to this consultation will inform the definition for planning purposes.  The definition is relevant to the way planning authorities plan for the accommodation needs of Gypsies and Travellers. It will enable the community to voice their needs to planning authorities and promote relationships with the community going forward.

Full details are available here.