Basildon Council issues enforcment notices on remaining Dale Farm pitches

Dale Farm in August 2011 Credit: Reuters

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."