Consideration of Equalities Issues

22. The GNLP has been prepared with regard to the Public Sector Equality Duty, as defined by the Equality Act 2010 and an Equalities Impact Assessment (EqIA) accompanies the submission draft of the plan (document A10).

23. This Focused Consultation is a further positive step in meeting the Public Sector Equality Duty because Gypsies and Travellers are a key ethnic minority in the area and making specific site allocations will give added assurance that this group’s housing needs are addressed.  Suitable accommodation being the basis for how families can thrive, to give children the chance to regularly attend school, as well as a host of other social and economic benefits that come from having a decent quality home.