Waltham St Lawrence Gypsies can be evicted, court rules

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Gypsies living on an illegal camp in Berkshire can be evicted, the High Court has ruled.

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead intends to remove 10 families from Shurlock Road in Waltham St Lawrence.

Travellers at the site requested a judicial review on the matter from the High Court, but it has been refused.

MJ Saunders, cabinet member for planning and property, said he was "delighted."

He said: "Throughout the process we have taken great care to meet all our statutory requirements, not only from a planning perspective but also the travellers' social, health and educational needs, especially the impact on the children."

Timothy Dutton QC ordered the applicants to pay the council's costs of £3,000.

The families have been living at the site since December 2009.

They were given a 48-hour eviction notice by the council in April which was suspended whilst the High Court considered the case.

The Gypsy Council was unavailable for comment.

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