Local Authority Traveller Accommodation Programme
The Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998 requires each local authority to draw up, adopt and implement five-year rolling accommodation programmes to accelerate the provision of accommodation for Travellers.
Section 7 (4) of the Act provides that the adoption, amendment or replacement of an accommodation programmes is a reserved function. This means that it is a function that is carried out by the elected councillors.
These programmes set out the targets for the accommodation needs under the Social Housing Needs Assessment.
Local Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committees
The Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998 provides the statutory basis for the formation, remit, and membership of Local Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committees (LTACCs).
Under the Act an LTACC may:
- advise in relation to the preparation and implementation of any accommodation programmer for the functional area of the appointing authority concerned
- advise on the management of accommodation for Travellers
- provide a liaison between Travellers and members and officials of the appointing authority concerned.