TO BE MOVED
Page 87, line 3, after “notice” insert “(that was issued and took effect no more than three years prior to the application being made)”
After Clause 161
Insert the following new Clause—
“Duties of local housing authorities: accommodation needs of gypsies and travellers
In section 225 of the Housing Act 2004 after subsection (1) insert—
“(1A) Assessments under subsection (1) shall be carried out no less frequently than every five years.
(1B) Within one year of the Localism Act 2011 receiving the Royal Assent every local housing authority which has not carried out an assessment under subsection (1) within the previous four years must complete and publish such an assessment.
(1C) Every local housing authority has a duty to provide or to ensure the provision of sufficient accommodation for gypsies and travellers residing in or resorting to their district, having regard to the assessment under subsection (1).”
This subsection shall come into force 18 months after the Localism Act 2011 receives the Royal Assent.”