Travellers displaced after the eviction of Dale Farm are facing a second operation to have them moved from a neighbouring site. Those living on the roadside at Oak Lane will be moved after Basildon Council voted in favour of further action.
"Whilst I cannot comment directly on the committee decision, it is clearly in line with our determination to enforce and uphold the law but tempered with the need to make sensible and pragmatic decisions based on the situation.
"Nothing has changed in our attitude to dealing with illegal development or protecting the green belt, and we remain a local authority that will continue to deal with law breaking and serious breaches of planning control."
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