Consultation outcome

Changes to Temporary Stop Notices

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Download the full outcome

Changes to Temporary Stop Notices: summary of responses and government response

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Changes to Temporary Stop Notices: equalities statement

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Detail of outcome

The government’s full response to the public consultation, including the summary of responses, following the announcement of its intention to revoke regulations to give councils more freedom to take action against unauthorised development of traveller sites.

Original consultation

Summary

Consultation on proposals to improve councils' power to tackle unauthorised development.

This consultation ran from
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Consultation description

The consultation is on the proposal to revoke Statutory Instrument 2005/206 under the Town and Country Planning (Temporary Stop Notice) (England) Regulations 2005. The regulation currently restricts councils use of Temporary Stop Notices on unauthorised sites where a caravan is used as a main residence. This can discourage local councils from serving stop notices where it may be beneficial to do so.

The proposals in this consultation would give local councils greater freedom to make a decision on the basis of local circumstances and on whether serving Temporary Stop Notices in respect of caravans used as main residences is appropriate. It will remain for local councils to consider the consequences of taking enforcement action and whether the action is necessary and proportionate in the circumstances.

Documents

Changes to Temporary Stop Notices: revoking Statutory Instrument 2005/206: consultation

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Changes to Temporary Stop Notices: consultation (easy read)

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Published 21 December 2012
Last updated 12 April 2013 + show all updates
  1. Added summary of responses and government response; and equalities statement.
  2. Updated the page to include the easy read version and response form.
  3. First published.