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) which will allocate permanent and transit sites for the next 15 years.

More information about the Gypsy and Traveller DPD.

Updated Traveller Accommodation Assessment 2017

The Dorset Councils have commissioned an updated Bournemouth, Dorset Poole Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment.  The number of sites and pitches needed has been reviewed in the light of revised government guidance.

Read the results in the Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Assessment prepared for the councils by consultants Opinion Research Services.

Unauthorised Encampments

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the following for frequently asked questions about a wide range of issues relating to gypsies, travellers and unauthorised camping.