Boris Johnson has scrapped all targets to provide new gypsy and traveller pitches across London.
Under the previous government the Mayor was obliged to draw up targets for new pitches for each borough.
This was deeply unpopular amongst some boroughs and one City Hall source memorably described them as a "political hand grenade."
However, in reality the targets were actually fairly modest, and even these low targets were reduced further earlier this year.
And now that the new government has scrapped Regional Spatial Strategies, he has now decided that no targets are needed at all.
The decision has been slipped out as a "minor alteration" to the London Plan.
Spelling out his reasoning for the alteration, the Mayor states that the targets had "proved problematic" and that it could "far more effectively [be] done locally."
Quite how this would create more provision for gypsies is not spelled out.
However, the news has been greeted with delight by Barnet's own Brian Coleman who told the BBC earlier this year that "itinerant" gypsies should "stay put in Ireland."
I guess at least with Brian Coleman he's not hiding his real motives.