Battle over little hallingbury gypsy site delayed

PUBLISHED: 17:12 16 October 2009 | UPDATED: 07:24 30 May 2010

A COURT battle over the removal of an illegal gypsy site in Little Hallingbury has been delayed. A hearing at Cambridge County Court concerning the site situated on the outskirts of the village, next to the M11 motorway, was due to take place on Thursday,

A COURT battle over the removal of an illegal gypsy site in Little Hallingbury has been delayed.

A hearing at Cambridge County Court concerning the site situated on the outskirts of the village, next to the M11 motorway, was due to take place on Thursday, delayed until today (Friday), but has now been adjourned again until October 30.

Gypsies settled on an area of green belt land during the night of Saturday October 3, and have built extensive infrastructure, including gravel driveways, temporary toilets and rows of fencing, around their caravans.

Planning authority, Uttlesford District Council, is seeking to have the new tenants removed from the private land because no planning permission has been granted to allow them to stay there.

Earlier this week, the council managed to restrict further building materials being transported onto the site by stopping a lorry thought to be full of aggregates.

Villagers in Little Hallingbury have made it known that the gypsies are not welcome in their area by inundating the council with complaints, but the travellers have already indicated that they want to stay because they like the surroundings.

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