-Gypsy and Traveller Unit- amended
This submission has been made by the London Gypsies and Travellers Unit (LGTU).
It replaces the original submission made in January because the Mayor introduced a modification to the plan on this topic.
The Unit writes:
In brief, the current policy 3.9 will lead to more families moving back to the roadside and unauthorised sites, to an enduring inequality and to unmet needs for suitable accommodation.
The GLA does not make the case for its policy well. The Government itself objects to the misinterpretation of its own guidance to suggest a target below the full 800+ that includes the needs of housed Gypsies and Travellers [GoL 2010]. Yet the GLA pays no heed, arguing opaquely about government Guidance.
The revised submission is a download here LGTU 100517 Objection to 3.9 and Alteration