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BARRED: Injunction granted to prevent unauthorised events on Sarratt land

 Published on: 22nd June 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

The High Court has granted an injunction barring the use of a parcel of land in Sarratt for events, after numerous resident complaints last summer.

This new development is a permanent one and prevents unauthorised use of the area located in Bucks Hill. It comes after Three Rivers District Council earned an interim order this May.

The injunction was sought for after numerous residents complained in the summer of 2021, after a religious traveller festival, known as the Light and Life event, took place on the site for a whole week.

The festival caused unacceptable levels of disturbance to local residents as well as significant distress.

The council had been under the impression the site’s only use was a caravan site, exempt from the 28-day temporary stay rule, but upon being informed about the festival, a move to secure the order was made.

The order itself now prohibits any caravans from the land, as well mobile homes, any other forms of habitation and the area’s use as a caravan site.

Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst, the council’s lead member for infrastructure and planning policy, said: “We will not tolerate the sort of intrusion and disturbance experienced by residents of Bucks Hill and the surrounding area last summer.

“Rules and procedures for holding such large-scale events are there for a reason, and they must be followed. In this example those rules were completely ignored, and we have now ensured no such event can happen again on that land.

“I am delighted we have been successful in obtaining the permanent order from the High Court. Let this serve as an example to others who may ever consider such blatant disregard for residents of Three Rivers again.”

Photo Credit: Three Rivers District Council

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