Response to government’s consultation on powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments

The government has sought views on the effectiveness of powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments.

This consultation, which closed on 15 June 2018, asked a series of questions relating to powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments, including:

  • local authority and police powers
  • court processes
  • trespass
  • planning enforcement
  • the provision of authorised sites
  • the impacts on the travelling community

Cllr John Rampton, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Environment and Open Spaces, Borough of Poole, said: “Borough of Poole has submitted a robust response explaining to government why additional powers are required to effectively manage unauthorised encampments in balancing community needs against those of Gypsies and Travellers. The council looks forward to Government committing to providing us with these necessary controls."

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