Gypsy and Traveller Provision Consultation

News from: Reading Borough Council

As part of the Council’s Local Plan process, an up to date Gypsy and Traveller, Travelling Showperson and Houseboat Dweller Accommodation Assessment was completed in September 2017. It shows there is a need for 10-17 permanent pitches for gypsies and travellers and for transit provision of 5 pitches in the town. It also shows a need for 2 additional plots for travelling showpeople.

The Council has looked carefully at the scope to meet these needs within its boundaries, and has produced a Gypsy and Traveller Provision Consultation Document. This proposes a transit site at land at Cow Lane and Richfield Avenue, and also contains information on the process for considering other sites within Reading.

The Document is open for consultation. Consultation will last until 17:00 on Tuesday 24 October 2017. Please send your written comments to the Council by e-mail to or to Planning Policy Team, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU.

For more information and to view the Consultation Document itself see

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