Issued by JUST WEST YORKSHIRE
Following the announcement by the Secretary of State for Communities Eric Pickles that he is proposing new planning powers to give local authorities the right to issue unlimited fines and stop notices to Gypsies and Travellers and the appointment of Brandon Lewis as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DCLG with responsibilities for Travellers, we are attaching our response for your information.
Please feel free to use all or part of the contents of our letter to express your concerns about the proposed draconian legislation and the failure to include Gypsies as part of the ministerial brief by emailing Eric Pickles at eric.pickles@communities.
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