Added: June 16, 2015 | NATT+ News
Wharton: Councils do not have to build houses for gipsies
The communities minister James Wharton has said that councils should ignore Government advice telling them to build more homes to accommodate gipsies.
He said gipsies should have to prove they are actually travellers a move which could lead to hundreds...
The Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has yesterday published research on how local authorities have successfully developed and maintained Gypsy and Traveller sites in Scotland. The research was commissioned in direct response to claims from some Scottish local authorities that they were unable to secure land or planning permission...
Added: October 14, 2012 | In the Media
There is “no timescale” to move on Travellers staying on a pioneering temporary site authorised by Leeds City Council. A group with around 11 caravans and a number of vehicles agreed a short-term deal to stay on the site, in Bath Road, Holbeck, in August, which was reportedly to end in...
Added: October 10, 2012 | In the Media
Traveller will be prevented from setting up illegal caravan sites that can escalate into costly, violent eviction battles under new council powers, writes Ted Jeory.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles will give town halls strengthened powers to issue temporary “stop” notices linked to unlimited fines to block Gypsy land grabs.
Added: August 3, 2011 | NATT+ Responses
NATT + has responded to the Government consultation on changes to planning for Gypsy and Traveller communities.
On 29 August 2010, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government announced the Government’s intention to withdraw the existing traveller planning circulars (Circular 01/2006: Planning for Gypsy and Traveller Caravan Sites and...