Aberdeen is set to benefit from modular constructed facilities for a new Travellers’ site at Clinterty. The 21 amenity blocks will incorporate kitchens, bathrooms, and store facilities, with two of the buildings have been designed with full wheelchair accessibility.
Perth and Kinross councillors are being asked to consider the development of a transient site for Gypsy/Travellers in Perth. The proposed site on land near the Food and Drink Park in North Muirton will be discussed at a meeting of the Housing and Social Wellbeing Committee on Wednesday 25th January.
A permanent Gypsy/Traveller site is to be totally transformed thanks to £4 million of funding secured by Perth & Kinross Council. All of the 20 chalets at Double Dykes, Ruthvenfield, will be replaced with brand-new energy-efficient accommodation for residents. Major additional improvement
The Scottish Government is seeking views on a definition of ‘Gypsies and Travellers’ for the specific purpose of planning legislation relating to local development plan evidence reports. The Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 requires planning authorities to seek the views of Gypsies and
Austin-Smith:Lord has submitted plans on behalf of hub East Central Scotland in partnership with Clackmannanshire Council for the upgrading of a traveller site in Alva.
Aberdeen City Council has agreed a £3.3 million deal to upgrade the Travelling Persons Site located at Clinterty. The plans involve demolishing existing plots to build 21 new ones for Travellers.
Helping the local Gypsy/Traveller community during the Covid-19 pandemic has helped South Lanarkshire Council receive recognition at a national level. The council’s Housing and Technical Resources and the local Gypsy/Traveller community won this year’s COSLA Excellence Award for ‘E
Local authorities can now apply to a new £20 million fund launched by the Scottish Government which will help to provide more and better accommodation for Gypsy/Traveller communities. This funding will help to build experience and skills in Gypsy/Traveller site development by focusing on demon
Travellers have won their fight to stay on a site built without permission beside the internationally-renowned North Esk Park nature reserve in Aberdeenshire. North Esk Park at St Cyrus has been at the centre of a planning battle since emerging virtually overnight without approval in September 2013.
Up to £20 million will be invested by the Scottish Government to provide more and better accommodation for Gypsy/Traveller communities. This funding, part of Scotland’s first long-term national housing strategy, will enable local authorities to improve existing sites and expand provision
A new policy which would allow Moray Council staff to access council tenants’ homes to make sure they meet minimum safety requirements has been released for public consultation. In response to the Grenfell Tower disaster, the Scottish Government has amended the minimum legal standard for smoke
The Scottish Housing Regulator has published a summary of the risks it will focus on in its annual risk assessment.
Aberdeenshire Council misses Gypsy/Travellers site compliance deadline but makes homelessness and services improvements
Aberdeenshire Council has missed another deadline for meeting the Scottish Government’s minimum standards at one of its sites for Gypsy/Travellers but has delivered service improvements for people who are homeless.
The Scottish Government has launched a £3 million action plan to tackle the discrimination and challenges faced by the Gypsy/Traveller community.
Scottish Housing Regulator will focus on standards of gypsy/traveller sites in this year’s National Scrutiny Plan
The Scottish Housing Regulator has announced that this year, it will focus on Gypsy/Traveller site standards as part of its strategic scrutiny activity. Earlier this week, Audit Scotland published its National Scrutiny Plan.