Vanessa Redgrave
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Redgrave backs travellers on illegal site

The High Court is to hear the case of 80 traveller families, who are living illegally on a site in Essex and who face eviction.

Basildon Council and the travellers on Dale Farm have been negotiating for 10 years.

The council has repeatedly refused planning permission for homes on the site, which is on green belt land.

The actress Vanessa Redgrave, who is supporting the families, said none of the residents had flouted the law.

  • 31 Aug 2011