The Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998 provides a comprehensive framework within which Traveller Accommodation is provided and requires that each Housing Authority adopts a Traveller Accommodation Programme for its functional area. Kilkenny Local Authorities, in preparing the programme for 2014-2018 undertook an extensive public consultation process with all stakeholders including meaningful consultation with Travellers and their representatives. This consultation was undertaken following the key principles of 'Consultation Guidelines for Traveller Specific Accommodation Projects' issued by the National Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee in August 2008.
This process involved consultation with the Local Traveller Consultative Committee, the Housing Strategic Policy Committee, Agencies on the Traveller Interagency Group for County Kilkenny and members of the County and City Councils, Traveller and Local Development Organisations and other groups that have an interest in the provision of Traveller Services. By way of advertisements in the local press, written submissions were sought from members of the public and other groups that might wish to make a contribution towards the preparation of the programme. This process has resulted in the development of an accommodation programme for the period 2014-2018 which it is hoped will address the accommodation needs of Travellers in the City and County of Kilkenny.
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