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  • Gypsy, Travelle r a n d Tr avelling S ho w p eo ple a cco m m o d a tion

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    Fin al r e po r t Sc ullion, LC, Wilson Brow n, J a n d Brow n, P

    Tit l e Gypsy, Travelle r a n d Travelling S how p eo ple a c co m m o d a tion a s s e s s m e n t : N o r t h Warwicks hi r e a n d N u n e a to n a n d Bed wo r t h : Fin al r e po r t

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  • Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Assessment: North Warwickshire and Nuneaton and Bedworth Final Report

    Lisa Scullion, Joanna Wilson Brown and Philip Brown Salford Housing & Urban Studies Unit University of Salford

    June 2013

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    About the Authors The study consisted of the following core team members: Dr Lisa Scullion (Research Fellow) Dr Philip Brown (Senior Research Fellow) Joanna Wilson Brown (Research Associate) The team was also supported by Victoria Morris (Project Administrator) and Sharon Finney and Tracey Finney who worked as Community Interviewers for the study. The Salford Housing & Urban Studies Unit is a dedicated multi-disciplinary research and consultancy unit providing a range of services relating to housing and urban management to public and private sector clients. The Unit brings together researchers drawn from a range of disciplines including: social policy, housing management, urban geography, environmental management, psychology, social care and social work.

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    Acknowledgements Without the time, expertise and contributions of a number of individuals and organisations, this study could not have been completed. Officers from within North Warwickshire Borough Council, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, Warwickshire County Council provided assistance with the assessment and thanks must go to all of them for their support. Particular thanks must, of course, go to the Gypsies and Travellers who found the time to talk to us and answer our questions in a full, honest and patient manner. It is hoped that this report is able to accurately reflect their experiences and needs. This report is based on research undertaken by the study team and the analysis and comment thereafter do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the research commissioners, or any participating stakeholders and agencies. The authors take responsibility for any inaccuracies or omissions in the report.

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    Contents About the Authors ...................................................................................................................... 2 Acknowledgements .................................................................................................................... 3 Contents ...................................................................................................................... ………….. 4 Glossary ...................................................................................................................................... 6 Executive summary .................................................................................................................... 8 1. Introduction....................................................................................................................... 11

    Background and scope ...................................................................................................................... 11

    Research approach ............................................................................................................................ 12

    Structure of the report ...................................................................................................................... 14

    2. Policy context .................................................................................................................... 16 Planning policy 2006-2011 ................................................................................................................ 16

    Regional planning policy .................................................................................................................... 16

    Current planning policy ..................................................................................................................... 17

    Defining Gypsies and Travellers ........................................................................................................ 19

    Housing/accommodation need ......................................................................................................... 21

    Defining a pitch ................................................................................................................................. 22

    Conventions ....................................................................................................................................... 22

    3. The bi-annual Caravan Count and size of the population ................................................. 23 Caravan numbers and trends from the Caravan Count .................................................................... 23

    The size of the local Gypsy and Traveller community ....................................................................... 26

    4. Authorised social and private sites ................................................................................... 28 Socially rented sites – North Warwickshire ...................................................................................... 28

    Socially rented sites – Nuneaton and Bedworth ............................................................................... 30

    Socially rented sites: survey findings ................................................................................................ 31

    Authorised private sites .................................................................................................................... 35

    Authorised private sites: survey findings .......................................................................................... 35

    5. Planning and unauthorised sites ....................................................................................... 40 Current policy .................................................................................................................................... 40

    Planning applications since 2006 ...................................................................................................... 41

    Unauthorised development of Gypsy and Traveller sites ................................................................. 41

    Unauthorised developments: survey findings .................................................................................. 42

    Unauthorised encampments ............................................................................................................. 44

    6. Gypsies and Travellers in social and private bricks and mortar accommodation ............ 47 Estimating the size of Gypsy and Traveller population in bricks and mortar housing ...................... 47

    Living in bricks and mortar accommodation: survey findings ........................................................... 49

    7. Future accommodation, household formation and accommodation affordability ......... 54 Future accommodation intentions .................................................................................................... 54

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    Household concealment.................................................................................................................... 57

    Household formation ........................................................................................................................ 57

    Accommodation affordability ........................................................................................................... 57

    8. Travelling Showpeople ...................................................................................................... 59 A note on the assessment of accommodation need ......................................................................... 60

    Explanation of the need requirement elements ............................................................................... 62

    In summary ........................................................................................................................................ 65

    10. An assessment of need for transit accommodation ..................................................

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