Travellers: Oxfordshire

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th April 2019.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing legal encampments for members of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in Oxfordshire.

Photo of Heather Wheeler Heather Wheeler Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

As Planning Policy for Traveller Sites makes clear, all local planning authorities should identify the need for traveller sites and ensure that appropriate provision is made for the travelling community. In a written statement of 6 February, HCWS1305 , The Secretary of State reminded councils of this requirement and of the need for joint-working to address traveller site provision where necessary.

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