Last month, Inside Housing reported that only 101 of the 597 Traveller pitches allocated government funding in England since 2012 have managed to secure planning permission. Without permission, it is unlikely any of the remainder will go ahead; another broken promise in the ongoing struggle for adequate Traveller accommodation in the UK.
I won't be watching the new series, though. The advertising billboards, stating 'BIGGER, FATTER, GYPSIER' disgust me and have resulted in complaints to the Advertising Standards Agency. I wish I could take credit for the defaced poster I spotted on Chapeltown Road in Leeds, which has 'MORE RACIST' graffitied under the strapline