Gypsies and Travellers

Finding sites in Dorset for Gypsies and Travellers

The councils in Dorset are in the process of preparing a Dorset-wide Gypsy and Traveller (including Travelling Show people) Development Plan Document (DPD) to allocate permanent and transit sites for the next 15 years. 

Updated Traveller accommodation assessment 

An assessment of the accommodation available in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole was prepared for the councils by consultants Opinion Research Services. 
The number of sites and pitches needed were reviewed in the light of revised government guidance.

Unauthorised Encampments

Find out how we currently respond to unauthorised Gypsy and Traveller encampments in the borough.