Traveller sites could benefit councils

Just ‘one square mile of land’ could solve the shortage of land in England for Gypsy and Traveller sites. A new report from the Equalities and Human Rights Commission found that investing in proper provision could generate income for councils, improve community relations and provide decent accommodation. The report shows that well-run, authorised sites could exist in harmony within communities, and could cost less than the £18 million of council taxpayers’ money a year.