Equality and Human Rights Commission response to the Brighton & Hove City Council consultation: Public spaces protection orders in city parks and open spaces.
This response is limited to the issues within our remit, particularly concerning the impact of the proposal on Gypsies and Travellers.
The Commission acknowledges that balancing the rights of park users and those of ethnic Gypsies and Travellers can present a difficult situation for councils to manage. The Council has to take into account its legal obligations in striking a balance between the rights of local residents to use public spaces and the interests of unauthorised campers. We are therefore grateful for the opportunity to put forward our views on this issue.
Last updated: 03 Jun 2016