A petition urging ministers to make trespassing a criminal offence to stop travellers moving to private land is gaining momentum.
The Government has revised its special planning policy for travellers. From this week it will only apply to those “who lead a genuine travelling lifestyle”.
Ministers insisted this would mean that any application for a permanent site, including caravan sites, by someone who does not travel will be considered in the same way as an application from the so-called settled population.
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