Basildon Council has decided it will evict a group of travellers who were removed from the Dale Farm camp last year but have now set up a new camp in a nearby lane. Piers Hopkirk reports.
Some of the travellers who were evicted from the illegal Dale Farm camp last year face being evicted again. After the eviction, they set up their caravans on Oak Lane next to their old site. But Basildon Council has now decided they must be moved on. Piers Hopkirk reports.
Mandie Skeat from Basildon Council responds to allegations that houses on the Felmore estate were 'dangerous tinderboxes'.
Four people have been left homeless after a fire destroyed the roof of a row of terraced houses.
Following the re-provision of mains electricity to Dale Farm, fulfillingthe Council’s obligation to the High Court, enforcement notices were todayserved on three pitches at the former Dale Farm site, where unoccupied caravansand buildings still breach planning regulations.
The enforcement notices were posted at the pitches by Council officers today and cover the stationing of portable structures on two of the pitches and will enable the removal of a small derelict building on the other.
Cllr Tony Ball, leader of the council, says: “We made it quite clear that there was due legal process to be followed to enable the council to progress the next stages of enforcement in the Dale Farm area.
“Now that electricity has been restored to the pitches in accordance with the court order, we have served enforcement notices to tie up the remaining loose ends on the Dale Farm site."