London Borough of Croydon

On 18th July 2018 the High Court granted an Interim Injunction Order lasting 3 months forbidding Persons Unknown Occupying Land and / or Depositing Waste from:

  1. Setting-up an encampment on any Land identified on the attached map ("Map 1") on sites numbered 1 to 217 and on the second attached map ("Map 2") on Land identified on Map 2 at sites numbered 1 to 11 without written permission from the Planning Authority of the London Borough of Croydon, or, planning permission granted by a planning inspector;
  2. Entering and/or occupying any part of the Land identified on Map 1 at sites numbered 1 to 217 and on the Land identified on Map 2 at sites numbered 1 to 11 for residential purposes (temporary or otherwise) including caravans, mobile homes, vehicles, and residential paraphernalia;
  3. Bringing on to the Land identified on Map 1 at sites numbered 1 to 217 and on the Land identified on Map 2 at sites numbered 1 to 11 any caravans/mobile homes other than if driving through the London Borough of Croydon or in compliance with the Parking Orders regulating the use of Car Parks/Highways or with express permission from the owners of the Land.
  4. Bringing on to the Land identified on the Map 1 at sites numbered 1 to 217 and on the Land identified on Map 2 at sites numbered 1 to 11 any vehicle whether for the purposes of disposal of waste and materials or otherwise, other than when driving through the London Borough of Croydon or in compliance with the Parking Orders regulating the use of Car Parks/Highways or with express permission from the owners of the Land.

The Land in this Order means all Land within the London Borough of Croydon numbered 1 to 217 identified on Map 1, being Parks and Open Spaces and Land numbered 1 to 11 identified on Map 2, being Highways. Both maps can be accessed via the links below.

The Interim Injunction Order contains a Penal Notice which means anyone breaching it may be held in contempt of court and may be imprisoned, fined or have their assets seized. The Interim Injunction Order remains in force until 18th October 2018.

From 18th July 2018, the Interim Injunction Order has been posted at all entrances to the relevant sites identified, in compliance with the Order.

On the 17th October 2018 the Council will make an application at the High Court for an Order in similar terms for a 3 year period to begin on the 18th October 2018. Any individual or group who wishes to attend is at liberty to do so. Please see the Claim Form and Application with Notice of Hearing for details.

The Interim Injunction Order, Claim Form, Application and evidence in support are also accessible via the links below. Any person who wishes to review hard copies of these document, can do so at any of our Libraries.

Contacts

Illegal encampments

Telephone: 
020 8726 6200
SMS: 
Text "ENV" 60660

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