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Metz Bridge Court

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Metz Bridge Court (formerly Metz Bridge Gypsy and Traveller Site) consists of 21 permanent plots for long-term residents, and each plot has a maximum number of permitted units. A unit is classed as a caravan or motor vehicle. Each plot has an amenity block comprising of a bathroom, toilet, and kitchenette.

To find out if there are any current plot vacancies, please call 01642 728690.

Code of conduct

Middlesbrough Council expects the same standards of behaviour from Gypsies and Travellers as are expected from the settled community.

Gypsies and Travellers will:

  • Keep the site and surrounding area clean, tidy, and free from damage
  • Ensure that waste is disposed of properly. Travellers will be permitted to take their domestic waste to authorised depots for disposal. Please note skips can be provided where Travellers agree to contribute to the costs
  • Keep animals under control and ensure permission is sought from landowners prior to grazing animals
  • Not cause any nuisance to neighbours or damage any property
  • Not light fires that produce dark smoke or cause nuisance to others
  • Advise the council of their intended departure date
  • Leave the encampment on the agreed departure date
  • Leave the site in a clean and tidy condition
  • Not occupy the same land again for a period of at least 3 months.

In reaching a decision as to whether or not an unauthorised encampment will be tolerated, the council will consider (among other factors) your compliance with the Code of Conduct.

Should you require any advice or information regarding the code of conduct or any other matter associated with Gypsies and Travellers please contact:

Andrew Shippey
Phone: 01642 728690

Please note that whilst Middlesbrough Council may tolerate an unauthorised encampment on its land for a limited period of time, occupants of such encampments will still be classed as trespassers. The council therefore reserves the right to take the necessary action to remove an unauthorised encampment at any time.

How to apply

To apply for a plot at Metz Bridge Court, you'll need to complete parts 1 and 2 of the Gypsy and Traveller assessment. Forms are available either in PDF or .doc format. If you have access to an email account, please email your completed form to

If you need any help completing the form, please contact:

Andrew Shippey
Phone: 01642 728690

Useful links and contacts


Gypsy and Traveller communities