Gypsies And Travellers

Gypsy and traveller accommodation DPD

Read our plans for a Gypsy and Traveller Development Plan Document (DPD).

Authorised caravan sites

Ashford has an authorised caravan site managed by the council which is at:

  • Chilmington Caravan Site, Great Chart

Apply for a plot at the Chilmington gypsy and travellers site

There are no authorised stopping places for gypsies and travellers from other areas.

View the Chilmington Gypsy Traveller Site Allocations Policy [pdf] 842KB.

Unauthorised encampments

Unauthorised encampments are any encampment on private land without permission from the landowner. Private land includes highway verges and lay-bys. Housing services deal with unauthorised encampments on council land and offer advice to private land owners.

Information regarding unauthorised encampments on privately owned land can be found in the Unauthorised Encampments Advice Leaflet [pdf] 2984KB

Report an unauthorised encampment

Unauthorised developments

Unauthorised developments are encampments set-up on gypsies’ or travellers’ own land without permission from the council. These developments also include encampments on private land that have permission from the landowner, but not from the council. Our Planning and Development team deal with unauthorised developments.

Report an unauthorised development

Further information

For general information about gypsies and travellers visit the Kent County Council website

Find out more information about caravan licensing.

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