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New warning about localism for Gypsies and Travellers

A charity has warned that local communities could have the power to prevent Gypsy and Traveller sites being developed in their area, if a new law is passed.

According to a new report by the Irish Traveller Movement in Britain, the Government’s proposed Localism Bill will put planning decisions for Gypsy and Traveller accommodation in the hands of local councils and communities.

This could lead to a shortage of authorised sites in the face of local objections, says the charity.


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