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Gypsies and Travellers

Current Projects

  • Jo is evaluating a Community Land Trust pilot project in Somerset, for Wessex Community Assets, this will initially report later in 2012.
  • Jo is also working as co-editor and contributor to a book: Gypsies and Travellers: Empowerment and Inclusion in British Society, to be published later in 2012 by Policy Press

    Previous Gypsy/Traveller Work by Dr Jo Richardson

  • 2011: The Impact of Planning Circular 1/06 on Gypsies and Travellers in England 
    Dr Jo Richardson compiled a brief report examining the impact of Planning Circular 1/06 on the delivery of sites for Gypsies and Travellers. It is part of ongoing analysis of planning appeal data gathered over three tranches of research activity and includes a quick response to the draft National Planning Policy Statement - Consultation on planning for traveller sites - which was published by Secretary of State Eric Pickles on 13 April 2011. 

    Link to Report  

    Link to Executive Summary  
  • Jo was a member of the Westminster Panel examining the impact of the Localism Bill on Gypsies and Travellers for a Travellers Aid Trust research project. Link to final Big or Divided Society report

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