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Defining moment: How a legal challenge could improve planning for Gypsy Travellers

Words: Matt Moody

A landmark case could reverse the narrowing of the definition of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers within planning policy. As we await the verdict, Matt Moody considers planning's complex relationship with people whose lives are rooted in nomadism

In a report published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in 2018, researchers found that despite nearly three-quarters of people in Britain agreeing with the principle of “equality for all”, 44 per cent “expressed openly negative feelings” towards Gypsies, Roma and Travellers (GRT).In 2019, the Women and Equalities Committee in Parliament........
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