The Mayor is working with councils, housing associations, the Government and others to make sure that London’s homes and neighbourhoods meet its diverse housing needs. This includes accommodation for Gypsies and Travellers; and the Mayor is supporting better provision of suitable accommodation for this community group in the following ways:
- Using his draft London Plan to outline the requirements for London boroughs to plan to assess need and meet the identified need for Gypsy and Traveller pitches
- Providing capital grant funding to local authorities to remodel existing pitches/sites or build new ones through his Affordable Homes Programme
- Making revenue funding available to local authorities through his Homebuilding Capacity Fund to support needs assessments and site audits
- Supporting research into the potential of making use of a negotiated stopping approach in London to reduce the number of unauthorised developments and encampments in the capital.