Dale Farm Travellers billed £4.5m
A council has billed the Travellers it forced off the largest site of its kind in the UK £4.3 million for the cost of evicting them.
Inside Housing - Posted 25/03/2013
Answering Right to Buy questions in Basildon
Last week I visited Basildon Borough Council’s Right to Buy roadshow, where local tenants could find out what the new increased discount could mean for them.
Mark Prisk's blog - Posted 06/03/2013
Council's answer to Dale Farm... another site just down the road
A council which spent more than £7million clearing the Dale Farm has given permission for a new travellers site just 800 yards down the road.
The Telegraph - Posted 12/02/2013
Basildon Craylands compulsory purchase threat
Compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) could be used to ensure regeneration of an estate built in Essex during the 1960s.
BBC - Posted 01/02/2013
Council behind Dale Farm evictions backs new sites for Traveller families
Basildon council is expected to approve a new site for Gypsy and Traveller families, but further evictions may come first.
The Guardian - Posted 18/01/2013
Council approves 2,000-home plan for town centre
Basildon Council has approved plans for more than 2,000 homes in the town centre as part of a major regeneration project.
Inside Housing - Posted 17/12/2012
Green light given for new gypsy and traveller site in Essex
Basildon Council has passed a planning application for a 15-pitch Traveller and Gypsy site in Essex.
24 Dash - Posted 12/12/2012
Council reports surge in right to buy applications
A Conservative-run council has said it is expecting a 400 per cent increase in right to buy applications following the government’s decision to increase discounts.
Inside Housing - Posted 27/09/2012
Exclusive: Local authorities set to cut council tax support to poor by a fifth
Local authorities across England are preparing to slash welfare payments to some of the most vulnerable people in society by an average of 20 per cent as a result of government funding cuts to council tax support schemes, according to new research published today by False Economy.
False Economy - Posted 21/09/2012
Basildon to move on former Dale Farm Travellers
Basildon Council has served a planning enforcement notice on caravans in the road leading to the former location of the UK’s largest Travellers’ site.
Inside Housing - Posted 25/07/2012