The Government has extended the deadline for responses to the Planning for Traveller Sites consultation by four weeks. This means that the consultation will now close on 3 August 2011.

The Government is also going to organise an oral hearing process as part of the consultation. This is to help people for whom a written consultation exercise may be difficult. Anyone interested in taking part in this should contact Paul Williams on 0303 44 40000 or by email at

Further details on this announcement, the consultation documents and on how to respond to this consultation are set out at: