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Dale Farm travellers lose High Court bid

Dale Farm clearance 2011 Credit: ITV Anglia

Travellers evicted from Dale Farm in Essex have lost their bid for permission to live on a new site.

They launched an appeal against Basildon council's decision to refuse planning permission for twelve pitches on alternative land at nearby Laindon.

But today the Department for Communities and Local Government said it had accepted a planning inspector's recommendation to reject the appeal.