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Injunction against Berkshire traveller sites

A Berkshire council has won two High Court injunctions to keep travellers from using sites in the county.

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has been taking steps to prevent unauthorised encampments on two sites in Waltham St Lawrence.

The injunctions, granted on Friday, prohibit dumping hard core and bringing caravans to the sites.

The council has also built earth mounds and repaired boundaries where it said incursions were expected.

Planning and development councillor Alison Knight said: "The council believes in fighting to protect green belt land.

"Our enforcement officers worked really hard to get these cases through the High Court and the injunctions show how hard the borough will fight to stop those who ignore planning regulations."

The council said it was already working to remove another unauthorised encampment on land off Shurlock Road where an access road and infrastructure has been installed without planning permission.



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