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.

The Gypsy and Traveller DPD will be fully adopted at end of 2016. Local communities, landowners, businesses and organisations have the opportunity to have their say throughout the process.

More information about the Gypsy and Traveller DPD.

Updated Traveller Accommodation Assessment 2013

The Dorset Councils have commissioned an updated Bournemouth, Dorset Poole Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment.

Read the results in the Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Assessment.

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.