Government response

Government response to High Court case: Traveller sites in the green belt

Planning Minister comments on the recent (Moore and Coates) court case and reaffirms policy on Traveller sites in the green belt.

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


Brandon Lewis said:

This government makes no apologies for seeking to safeguard green belt protection and trying to bring a sense of fair play to the planning system. The government’s planning policy is clear that both temporary and permanent Traveller sites are inappropriate development in the green belt. The judgment does not question that principle.

Published 21 January 2015