Draft Settlement Investment and Development (ID) Plans-Esher

Gypsy and Traveller sites

1.28 Whilst the number of pitches to be provided for Gypsies and Travellers is significantly lower than the Borough’s overall housing need, suitable sites are often difficult to deliver. The ID Plans propose new sites to address the additional need, but this assumes that existing provision is not lost to alternative uses. As such existing, permanent and legal Gypsy and Traveller sites, as well as Travelling Showpeople sites, have been designated for continued protection.