26 November 2015
This briefing supports Amendment 136 to Clause 84 of the Housing and Planning Bill. This Amendment seeks to preserve sections 225 and 226 of the Housing Act 2004, which impose a duty on local housing authorities to assess the specific accommodation needs of Gypsies and Travellers (and Travelling Show people) residing or resorting to their area, and provide for guidance on how this is undertaken. In the Commission’s analysis, repealing this duty may be in breach of the Government’s obligations under domestic and international law.
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