The Housing Act 2004 placed a duty upon local authorities to produce assessments of accommodation need for Gypsies and Travellers.
In 2007, Burnley and Pendle were included in the Lancashire Sub-Regional Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation and Related Services Assessment. This assessment provided an overview of the accommodation and related needs and experiences of the Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople population across Lancashire.
In May 2012 Burnley and Pendle Borough Councils commissioned the Salford Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) at the University of Salford to produce a Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Assessment for the two borough’s to provide updated information on the needs and requirements of the Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople communities.
2016 GTAA Addendum
In 2016 Burnley Borough Council produced an update to this 2012 study in the form of an Addendum, to reassess the need and demand in the light of changes to national planning policy on provision for Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople’s accommodation.