Announcement

Department statement on Dale Farm

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

A spokesman said: “The public want to see fair play - with planning rules being upheld and action being taken against those who try to cheat…

A spokesman said:

The public want to see fair play - with planning rules being upheld and action being taken against those who try to cheat the system.

The Government has already changed the law to tackle abuses of the planning system, and we propose to strengthen the law further to allow councils to stop unauthorised sites as soon as they happen, to prevent future drawn-out cases like Dale Farm.

We are also providing £60 million of funding to help support authorised pitches for travellers, supporting law-abiding citizens.