Meriden gypsy site eviction

Campaigners in Meriden are dismantling their protest camp after the last gypsies living on green-belt land in Warwickshire left the site after being there for more than three years.

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Meriden gypsies make new appeal to stay in Meriden

A group of gypsies have submitted an application to Solihull Borough Council for a temporary site at a nearby builders' yard on Eaves Green Lane.

The group illegally built a caravan site on greenbelt land in Warwickshire, back in 2010.

After losing a High Court appeal to stay in April, they have been given 12 months to quit the site.

"We can confirm that we have received a planning application in relation to the yard.

The injunction that is in place for this site does not prevent a planning application from being made and we will need to process it in the normal way.

However, the application does not affect the injunction which still requires the existing site to be vacated by March next year and prohibits the occupation of the yard.

We will continue to monitor the site to ensure that the injunction is being complied with."

– Solihull Borough Council

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