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Negotiated Stopping

Negotiated Stopping policy leads to new temporary site in Leeds

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By Helen Jones |  October 31, 2014 |

A site earmarked for use by Gypsies and Travellers at Kidacre Street is being hailed as a potential solution to a cycle of encampment and eviction for Travellers in Leeds.

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Negotiated Stopping versus Transit Sites – what’s the difference?

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By Helen Jones |  November 25, 2013 |

CaravansImagine you need somewhere safe and authorised to temporarily park your caravan. This might be because you have nowhere where you are officially able to stay permanently in your caravan due to gross under provision of such places.  Or it may be that you are ‘travelling’ as part of your inherited cultural traditions despite having an ‘authorised’ site, or even a house, elsewhere.

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Negotiated Stopping features in Big Issue in the North

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By Helen Jones |  November 19, 2013 |

With less money available to local authorities for costly evictions and clean up associated with unauthorised and unmanaged encampments, Negotiated Stopping, first pilotted here in Leeds is attracting attention. You can read how the Big Issue in the North has covered the issue here. There will be another opportunity to join us for an expert learning day on how to deliver negotiated stopping in your area on 30th January 2014 in Birmingham.

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Leeds is National Best Practice - Baroness Whitaker

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By Helen Jones |  June 20, 2013 |

Baroness WhitakerLeeds City Council came in for recognition for it's best practice 'Negotiated Stopping' pilot for roadside Gypsies and Travellers in the House of Lords this week. Baroness Whitaker (Labour) highlighted Leeds during the Lords debate on 'temporary stop notices' in which the government is seeking to allow punitive measures against Gypsy and Traveller families who live on land they own but don't have planning permission for.

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Negotiated Stopping - How is it going?

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By Helen Jones |  October 1, 2012 |

You'll remember our excitement a couple of months ago at the beginning of the negotiated stopping trial in Leeds? You might be wondering how things are going?  So here's a quick update.

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