Gypsies & Travellers

At present there are more Gypsy/Traveller trailers than there are authorised legal places for them to stop. Government research estimates that at any one time there are approximately 3500 trailers on unauthorised encampments in England.

Having regard to the above information, it is likely that unauthorised camping may take place within this Borough. In order to ensure adequate planning and preparation for unauthorised encampments an Unauthorised Camping Procedure has been prepared and adopted.

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council will consider each unauthorised encampment on an individual basis balancing the welfare needs of Travellers with those of the resident communities.

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council recognise that Gypsies and Travellers, other agencies/departments, elected members and members of the settled community should be kept informed about what is happening with unauthorised encampments. Regular Gypsy/Traveller information exchanges provide information regarding current issues within the borough.


Gypsy & Traveller Accommodation Assessment Study

Redcar and Cleveland Council are currently carrying out a review of the Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Needs Assessment as part of updating the evidence base for the upcoming Local Plan.

In order to identify if there is any unmet accommodation need from persons of the travelling communities in this borough, the Council have recruited Opinion Research Services (ORS) to carry out this assessment. Whilst interviews have already taken place with members of the travelling community in the borough living in caravans/trailers, ORS also recognise that some members of the travelling community also live in bricks and mortar housing and would like to make contact with this group.

If you are interested in taking part, please see the attached advert for relevant contact details.

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