Social landlords warned: get your act together on Gypsy/Traveller sites

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14 of the 27 Gypsy/Traveller sites across Scotland failed to meet the standards

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23rd October 2018 by Graham Martin 0 Comments

Social landlords must take immediate action to ensure their Gypsy/Traveller sites and pitches meet the minimum site standards set by the Scottish Government.

This is the headline finding of a new report published by the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR).

The regulator found that 14 of the 27 Gypsy/Traveller sites across Scotland failed to meet the standards.

The main reasons for the failures were energy efficiency, safety and security and ensuring residents have an occupancy agreement. “Gypsy/Travellers have a fundamental right to live in safe and secure homes, in communities where their cultures and traditions are respected. It’s a huge concern to SHR that all sites did not meet the site standards by the deadline of June 2018."

Commenting on the landlords that said they do not expect to meet the standards until next year, Walker said:<span "=""> “We have already written to these landlords ahead of publication of our report.

“We require each of them to develop and give us, by mid-November, a remedial plan setting out how they will achieve the minimum site standards, without further delay.”