Amongst other things, the MoJ consultation Judicial review: proposals for further reform proposes the withdrawal of legal aid for appeals under sections 288 & 289 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. CLP put in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) with regard to this. . We were not satisfied with the initial response and appealed that decision – see November E Bulletin ‘ Behind Closed Doors’ and the Travellers Times blog:
We have now had the response to that appeal which is reproduced here (see attachment to this article).
We do not think this is a satisfactory response. We believe that Gypsies and Travellers have been targeted. We believe that questions 5 – 7 are merely requests for statistical information. We will be appealing to the Information Commissioner.