Following the Housing Act 2004, all Local Authorities are required to assess the accommodation needs of Gypsies and Travellers and set out how these needs will be met.
In 2008, a Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment was carried out for Northamptonshire. This was updated in 2011.
Additional pitch requirements have been identified for East Northamptonshire as follows:
|Base Number 2011||Additional need||Additional need 2017-22||Additional need 2012-2017||Number as at 2017|
|Travelling Showpeople pitches||6||2||2||4||10|
The Council is working to address these pitch requirements.