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Travellers site

Ryedale District Council runs a Travellers Site at Tara Park, Malton.

Each pitch on the site has its own service block, which includes a kitchen area and bathroom. The Site Manager regularly visits and willl help you when required, or will arrange that you are contacted by Support Officers if necessary.

You will be expected to maintain your own pitch which includes keeping the pitch and garden area clean and tidy. You will be responsible for the general upkeep of the site and not causing any nuisance.

Traveller pitch cost

There is a licence charge for the pitch of £70 or £80 per pitch per week depending on its location.

You can apply for Housing Benefit to help you pay for this but this does not include water and sewerage charges. You will also have to pay Council Tax for your pitch and you can apply for Council Tax Support to help you pay for this. You can also apply for the Housing element of Universal Credit.

You may not be offered a pitch if:

  • You have any other home (or own any property) elsewhere
  • You owe us money for any reason
  • You currently, or have in the past, trespassed on one of our Traveller sites
  • Where there is known unacceptable behaviour (anti-social behaviour)
  • Who provides false or misleading information and/or deliberately withholds information, or provides an incomplete application form
  • Purposefully and deliberately worsens their circumstances

To apply for a pitch at Tara Park, please download an application form (see below), email Housing Services or call 01653 600666 ext 43625.

Application form (PDF, 14 pages, 265kb)

Those who apply will be added to a waiting list which uses a 'priority' system with a points and bands system relating to your needs. Within each band, applications are ranked in date order of when they were accepted. A description of the points criteria checklist is in Appendix 2 of our Tara Park Allocations Policy. 

Tara Park Allocations Policy (PDF, 17 pages, 202kb)

The availability of site pitches is restricted and is dependent on an occupied site being vacated. As a result, we can't provide any timeframes once your position in the waiting list has been confirmed.

Other housing options

You may wish to consider other options, either whilst waiting for a pitch or as an alternative.

You can apply to join North Yorkshire Home Choice if you have a connection to North Yorkshire. Please contact Ryedale Council’s Housing Options Team if you would like any further information. This is a list of people who want to be considered for flats and houses owned by Council’s and Housing Associations in North Yorkshire.

If you want more information please visit North Yorkshire Home Choice

Contact us

Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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