Forty residents from Meriden in Warwickshire have arrived in Westmister for a meeting with Planning Minister Brandon Lewis. They are calling for councils to be granted greater powers to prevent occupation of greenbelt sites by travellers and developers.
They say the wheels of justice move too slowly in assessing the rights and wrongs of disputes adding to the distress of homeowners. They say the sanctity of precious areas of natural beauty is at risk unless action is taken.
Meriden green belt protesters have maintained their vigil to protest against an illegal gypsy site for 1000 days.
Villagers protesting against an illegal gypsy site near Solihull say they won't take down their protest camp.