On 20 May 2019 the High Court granted the Council an Injunction lasting 3 years forbidding Persons Unknown Occupying Land and/or Depositing Waste from setting-up an encampment or occupying land for residential purposes of 10 vehicles or more on 57 sites within the Borough, without written permission from the Local Planning Authority, or planning permission granted by a planning inspector; or from bringing on those 57 sites any vehicle whether for the purposes of disposal of waste and materials or otherwise. 

The Court of Appeal handed down judgments in LB Bromley -v- Persons Unknown [2020] PTSR 1043 and Canada Goose -v- Persons Unknown [2020] 1 WLR 2802 on, respectively, 21 January 2020 and 5 March 2020 which raised questions as to whether there were grounds upon which the Final Order for the Council’s Injunction dealing with unauthorised encampments ought to be varied or set aside. 

As a result, the Council is required by the High Court to:

1. Remove all notices of the injunction from Council sites at which the injunction is displayed; and 

2. Ensure that it makes clear on its website that the Court has discharged the previous injunction and it is no longer in force.