Travellers: The battle of Dale Farm

Martin Goodall reviews the underlying legal issues behind the headline High Court case and asks what the decision means for the future relationship between local planning authorities and travelling communities ‘A local planning authority should not be deterred from enforcement action, if it has decided that it is in the public interest just because it …
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Cases Referenced

  • Basildon District Council v McCarthy & ors [2009] EWCA Civ 13
  • Patrick Egan v Basildon Borough Council [2011] EWHC 2416 (QB)
  • R (on the application of McCarthy) v Basildon Borough CouncilCO/9316/2011
  • Somak Travel Ltd v SSE [1987] JPL 630