Councillors call for â€˜anti-homeless' spikes to be banned
A number of councillors in Swansea have called for anti-homeless spike to be banned.
A motion has been scheduled for 15th July on a council meeting agenda. The motion says: ‘Swansea Council would ask the Welsh Government to prohibit their [anti-homeless measures] use in open public spaces (as a means of deterring rough sleeping) and instead focus it’s [sic] considerable resources toward achieving a long term solution to the causes of homelessness in Wales,’ reports Inside Housing.
The motion proposes that supplementary planning guidance to be created to ensure new developments do not feature anti-homelessness measures.
Homeless Link recently tweeted: ‘Whilst we welcome spikes being removed, the real solution is to ensure that nobody has to spend the night on the streets in the first place.’
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