Monday, 28 November 2011

Lord Avebury Calls For the Return of the Caravan Sites Act

Forty three years after the groundbreaking 1968 Caravan Sites Bill Lord Avebury is to introduce a new Caravan Sites Bill to Parliament. 

The Bill, drafted with the assistance of  Simon Ruston of the New Traveller Association and Chris Johnson of the Community Law Partnership aims to counteract the reactionary bill produced by the Brighton MP Simon Kirby which is aimed at making the already strong powers for the eviction of unauthorised encampments even more draconian.  It also acts as a means of emphasising that the answer to the ‘problem’ of unauthorised encampments and unauthorised developments is the provision of sites. 

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