Public inquiry warning over bylaw bid to tackle travellers

By Dave McKAY

Published: 13/12/2013

Aberdeen City Council’s plans to establish a bylaw to address problems with traveller encampments could face a public inquiry, a new report has revealed.

Officials at the local authority have been in contact with the Scottish Government to discuss the proposals from the Labour-led coalition for new legislation.

The government has indicated that the council needs to be specific about which areas of the city would be affected and precisely what type of activity the authority is seeking to prohibit.

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