The council has been committed to the creation of a Negotiated Stopping Point (NSP) and we have developed land at Gorsebrook Road for this purpose.

Please note: Following a ruling in the High Court, City of Wolverhampton Council’s injunction to prohibit unauthorised encampments has been discharged. We are appealing this decision and will work with partners to take action on any incidents in the meantime. Work to develop our short-stay stopping site is not affected by this decision and the development will continue.

The NSP gives the police greater powers to move travellers off unauthorised sites in the city and onto the stopping point as soon as possible – enabling a more effective way of managing unauthorised encampments.

The creation of the NSP will enable travellers to have somewhere to be in the short term while in the city.

After much consideration, the council carefully identified the derelict piece of land at Gorsebrook Road in the St Peter’s ward of the city.

The site is now open and has been successfully created under budget.

The creation of the NSP has always been part of our strategy to deal with unauthorised encampments and we have kept the High Court updated of our progress at all our hearings.

At a review hearing on 20 July 2020 judge Mr Justice Martin Spencer acknowledged that the council was “working hard” to make sure the NSP gets built and opened. 

To view the planning application and supporting documents visit our planning portal.

View our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the injunction and the NSP.

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