MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL
STRATEGIC PLANNING, SUSTAINABILITY
AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
6 FEBRUARY 2018
REFERENCE FROM PLANNING COMMITTEE
GYPSY AND TRAVELLER SITES – NEED AND SUPPLY
The Planning Committee, at its meeting held on 11 January 2018, agreed to ask the Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee to consider the issue of unmet demand for affordable Gypsy and Traveller sites in the Borough. This request arose out of consideration of an application for residential development where a financial contribution was secured towards off site affordable housing provision. The Committee was advised that it would not be possible to use this funding to address the demand for and supply of affordable Gypsy and Traveller sites, but that this should be addressed through a more rounded consideration as part of the review of the Local Plan.
RECOMMENDED: That consideration be given to the issue of unmet demand for affordable Gypsy and Traveller sites in the Borough.