First stage consultation and assessment of sites
This page contains details of the first stage of consultation on issues and options, and site options, including a report on the results of the consultation. It also contains detailed technical information relating to the assessment of potential Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople sites.
Issues and options consultation
The consultation on the Issues and Options and Site Options took place between 18 November 2011 and 10 February 2012. Over 20 exhibitions were held across the county, including in Bournemouth and Poole, and a number of specific stakeholder meetings also took place.
Results of consultation
Altogether almost 10,000 written responses were received, as well as 32 petitions containing over 6,000 signatures. A report on the results of this first stage of consultation is available. For individual councils' views on this consultation, contact the planning policy team of your local council.
The documents used in the first stage of consultation are available below:
Issues and options consultation document
Site options summaries, which include a map of shortlisted sites and sites for possible further investigations, are available below.
Other technical background information
The following documents provide more detailed and technical information related to the process and assessment of potential Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople sites.
The Site Options Report
Site options report part 1 - summary report
Appendices, including site maps
Bournemouth site assessments part 2
Christchurch site assessments part 2
East Dorset site assessments part 2
North Dorset site assessments part 2
Poole site assessments part 2
Purbeck site assessments part 2
West Dorset site assessments part 2
Weymouth and Portland site assessments part 2
Sustainability and habitats information
Information on the sustainability appraisal and habitats regulations assessment.