Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment
During Autumn 2015 Anglesey and Gwynedd Councils jointly undertook an assessment of the needs of Gypsies and Travellers for pitches or sites in the two areas.
The Housing (Wales) Act 2014 require all local authorities in Wales to carry out an assessment before February 2016.
The results of the assessment are included in a statutory document known as Anglesey and Gwynedd Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment 2016. (GTAA)
The GTAA was approved by Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet on the 19th January, and was approved by Anglesey Council’s Executive on the 8th February. The Anglesey and Gwynedd GTAA has identified the need for the following on Anglesey:
- A permanent residential site to meet the needs of the New Travellers arising from the unauthorised tolerated site at Pentraeth Road (four pitches)
- Two sites to be used as Temporary Stopping Places for Gypsies and Travellers along the A55 on Anglesey, one in the Holyhead area and one in the centre of the Island
The document requires final approval by the Welsh Government which is expected during the summer of 2016.