The provision of sites for Gypsy, Roma and Travellers

The Committee has published its report on the provision of sites for Gypsy, Roma and Travellers (PDF 2.08MB).


The Welsh Government has responded to the report (PDF 58MB)


Terms of reference

The Committee’s terms of reference for its inquiry are:

  • Whether the current Welsh Government framework is ensuring sufficient culturally-appropriate Gypsy and Traveller residential and transit sites across Wales.
  • The extent to which local planning authorities and Gypsies and Travellers are succeeding in working together, as recommended in Welsh Government guidance, with the aim of identifying sustainable sites for Gypsies and Traveller communities.
  • The extent which local authorities’ Gypsies and Traveller Accommodation Assessments (GTAAs) are being implemented, monitored and reviewed to ensure they meet the accommodation needs of the traveller community.
  • To explore the potential challenges for local authorities and the Welsh Government in providing suitable and sufficient accommodation sites for traveller communities.
  • To explore what the implications will be of the provisions in the UK Government’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.


Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

First published: 06/04/2022

Background papers