The assessment of Gypsy and Traveller accommodation need is a statutory requirement under section 225 of the Housing Act 2004 that came in to force on 6th April 2006. The requirement for an understanding of traveller needs is reinforced in paragraph 4 of the Government's Planning Policy For Traveller Sites, 2012 (PFTS).
The Selby TNA report finds a need for 33 Traveller pitches, and no need for Showmen's quarters to 2028.
A 5-year-supply calculation is required in the same way that the 5-year supply of market housing is required. A stakeholder working group may be set up at the appropriate time to devise the most appropriate methodology to do the annual calculation. The Council's existing (annual) Authority Monitoring Report (AMR) published each December will be the reporting vehicle for the up-to-date 5-year supply figure.