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FAILURE FOR TRAVELLERS WHO BREACHED PLANNING CONSENT BY MOVING TO NON-RESIDENTIAL SITE

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A group of travellers have failed in their challenge to a finding that they breached planning consent by moving the...
A group of travellers have failed in their challenge to a finding that they breached planning consent by moving their caravans onto land which was not designated for residential occupation.

When ordered off the land and taken to Evesham magistrates court by Wychavon DC, the travellers claimed that there were no alternative sites available to them.

The magistrates acquitted them of failing to comply with a Breach of Conditions notice on the ground that they did not have suitable alternative sites.

However, in June this year that decision was over-turned by the high court and the case remitted back to the magistrates with an order that they be convicted.

Now that decision has been upheld by the house of lords. Lords Nicholls, Hoffman and Hobhouse have refused the travellers leave to appeal against it.

STRAND NEWS SERVICE

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