It was branded "The Battle of Dale Farm". Pictures of police in riot gear clearing Europe's biggest illegal site for travellers were seen around the world.
Basildon Council in Essex had spent years to achieve the eviction and reckoned the final bill was £18m.
So why, just 16 months later, has that same council just approved a new travellers' camp less than half a mile away? Rags Martel reports.
Basildon Council has approved a new travellers' camp just 16 months after completing a multi-million pound eviction from the notorious Dale Farm site.
The new camp is less than half a mile away from the farm that was cleared after a very public fight by local residents.
Cllr Tony Ball, the Leader of Basildon Council, told ITV News that each planning application was considered on its individual merits.
Rags Martel has the details.
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.
A second operation to evict travellers displaced by the clearance of Europe's largest illegal site will be carried out.Read the full story ›
A protest to mark the first anniversary of the clearance of the Dale Farm travellers' site in Basildon in Essex, got heated.
On October 19th 2011 bailiffs employed by Basildon Council moved in to begin the eviction of travellers from Dale Farm in Essex. Riot officers went in at dawn and were met by a hail of rocks and abuse. Watch Paul Brand's ITV News report from that day.
Protesters tried to storm a Government department to mark the first anniversary of the clearance of Europe's largest traveller site.
About 100 people still angered by the eviction of travellers from Dale Farm in Crays Hill, Essex, a year ago staged a demonstration outside the Department for Communities and Local Government offices in central London.
Some demonstrators attempted to gain entry into the building to "evict" the department's secretary Eric Pickles but were restrained on the ground by police.
Eight demonstrators scaled scaffolding outside the building with a banner reading: "Fight for sites."
Travellers are protesting about plans to make it easier to move them on on the anniversary of their eviction from Dale Farm in Essex.
A year after he reported on the violent scenes as police cleared the site, our reporter Paul Brand has been back to Dale Farm for an exclusive interview with the traveller Patrick Egan who owns a large part of it.
He says far from turning the land into greenbelt, Basildon Council has transformed it into a toxic wasteland. Paul Brand also spoke to Cllr Tony Ball, Leader of Basildon Council, to get his point of view.
Paul Brand returns to Dale Farm a year after the eviction, to talk to travellers, locals, Basildon Council leader and the site's owner.Read the full story ›