In May and June 2016 FFT undertook a piece of research to ascertain if local authorities in South East England were meeting their requirements under the Department for Communities and Local Government’s (DCLG) Planning Policy for Traveller Sites (PPTS) to identify a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide 5 years’ worth of sites against their locally set targets.
The research found that:
Only 10 out of 66 local authorities had identified a 5 year supply of specific deliverable sites.
5 local authorities had no identified need for new sites.
The research found that by 2033 a total of 1745 additional pitches are needed in the South East of England.