Decision details

Gypsy and Traveller Pitch Fees

Decision Maker: Housing Policy Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved



The Service Manager for Supported Housing introduced the report which set out the proposal for the 2023/24 increase in pitch fees relating to Sheffield City Council’s Gypsy and Traveller sites at Longacre and Redmires.


There is no nationally recommended pitch fee level for Gypsy and Traveller pitches as there is for social housing rents. It is left to the discretion of the landlord, subject to the terms of a Written Statement of Agreement between the Council and occupiers of the sites.



RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Housing Policy Committee:-

1.     Approve that from 15th May 2023 the fees for each pitch on the Council’s Gypsy and Traveller sites at Longacre and Redmires will increase by 7%.


Reasons for Decision


The proposed increase is in accordance with the completion of the local convergence policy agreed by the Cabinet Member for Homes and Regeneration in February 2012 and the terms of the Written Statement in relation to the Mobile Homes Act 1983 agreed by him in May 2011 and issued to each occupier of both sites.


Alternatives Considered and Rejected


No increase in pitch fees in 2023/24 – this option would mean that income into the account will not keep pace with cost inflation.


Report author: Jonathan South

Publication date: 24/03/2023

Date of decision: 17/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 17/03/2023 - Housing Policy Committee

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