1. ITV Report

High Court decision expected on Meriden gypsies

Gypsy site in Meriden, Solihull Photo: ITV Central News

Gypsies who built a camp on greenbelt land in Warwickshire are due to find out at the High Court if they have won their latest legal battle to stay on.

They bought the field near Meriden and started building a permanent site without planning permission in 2010.

Locals have campaigned ever since for the caravans to be removed.

They lost one appeal to build a permanent site on the land after they applied for retrospective permission to build eight pitches for their caravans.

Solihull Borough Council refused planning permission and that was backed by Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

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