Gypsy and traveller sites

MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Why do you believe boroughs appear to be reluctant to bring forward new housing sites for gypsies and travellers and what, in your opinion, can the Greater London Authority do to encourage the provision of more sites if this reluctance continues?


Answer for Gypsy and traveller sites

Answer for Gypsy and traveller sites

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As I have previously made clear it is for the Local Authorities to bring forward new sites in London to address this issue. This is a matter you should direct to the boroughs.

I have made funding available through the Traveller Pitch Fund programme until 2018, to help support Local Authorities to develop new sites or prevent existing sites from becoming uninhabitable.