Gypsy and Traveller short stay stopping sites

We would like your suggestions for Gypsy and Traveller short stay stopping sites in Suffolk.

Please note: The call for sites has now closed.

Political leaders from across Suffolk's public sector are calling for landowners and other interested parties to suggest sites that could be used for 3 short stay stopping sites for the Gypsy and Traveller encampments.

The county does not currently have any sites of this type.

Background information

Between 2009 and July 2015, Suffolk have seen 280 unauthorised Gypsy and Traveller encampments. These cost the taxpayer tens of thousands of pounds each year to deal with.

Other counties who have established short stay stopping sites have seen a significant reduction in unauthorised encampments.

For further information please see our:

How to suggest a site

The call for sites ended on Monday 16 November 2015.

To suggest a site please complete our online form (this will open in a new tab).

Alternatively, you can download a copy of the form and email it to, or post it to:

Suffolk County Council
Section: Business Development

You can also phone 0345 603 1842 to put forward your suggestion.

What happens next?

Once the call for sites has closed and all the sites submitted have been assessed, the Public Sector Leaders Group will decide which sites to put out for consultation in December 2015.

Views received as part of the December consultation will then be analysed to help inform the decisions the Public Sector Leaders Group make in February 2016 about which sites to put forward to the planning process.

As part of the process there will be further periods of public consultation. We are aiming to have the sites set up and running by the end of 2016.