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Gypsy and Travelling Communities Strategy

This page contains information on the documentation that relates to Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Show People and the evidence base available. It also documents monitoring reports, any consultation carried out carried out and the responses received, and the progress these documents have made through Cornwall Council Committee structures.

The Gypsy and Travelling Communities Strategy was prepared in consultation with TravellerSpace (a registered charity supporting Gypsies and Travellers in Cornwall and the South West) and was adopted by Cabinet on 12 March 2014. The consultation draft Gypsy and Travellers Strategy and Delivery Plan (December 2012) has been amended to reflect comments received during the consultation period (11 March-22 April 2013); and changes made by the Homes and Communities Portfolio Advisory Committee (6 February 2014) and the Cabinet (12 March 2014).

If you require any further information on the Strategy or on developing new sites for Travellers please ring 0300 1234 161 and ask for the Gypsy and Traveller Liaison Officer or email

This currently consists of:

The Monitoring Report for Gypsy and Traveller provision in Cornwall outlines how Local Plan accommodation targets have been considered up to the end of March 2016, and provides detail on the amount of provision that has been granted planning permission. Further work is underway to understand the need for Gypsy and Traveller provision in Cornwall and this will be reported on in subsequent monitoring reports.

The consultation on the draft Strategy and Delivery Plan ran from the 11 March to 22 April 2013.

We received 36 responses to the consultation (approximately 125 specific comments, including from 20 Parish/Town/City Councils, four other organisations and 12 individuals. A report outlining the key issues raised by the consultation and proposed revisions to the Strategy, was considered by the Homes and Communities Portfolio Advisory Committee on 6 February 2014; and a further report and revisions were considered by Cabinet on 12th March 2014 (see below). The Strategy is currently being amended to reflect the Cabinet decision, and the adopted Strategy will be published shortly.

The ‘Gypsy and Travelling Communities Strategy and Delivery Plan' was discussed at the following Committees:

Committee History