The government now requires us to plan more positively for new gypsy, traveller and travelling showpeople's sites where it is shown that they are needed. As a result, we are working with other councils in Dorset to produce a joint Development Plan Document, which will allocate permanent and transit sites for gypsies, travellers and travelling showpeople to meet identified needs for the next 15 years.
The current timetable envisages that it will take until the end of 2017 for the DPD to be adopted. Local communities, landowners, businesses and organisations have had opportunities to have their say throughout the process.
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