THE Royal Borough has won a High Court injunction to halt caravans entering a contentious site.

The interim injunction, granted by the High Court on Tuesday last week (20/8) prevents caravans being brought onto land off Forest Green Road in Holyport, which is classed as Green Belt.

The land was the subject of a refused planning application for a travellers' site in June.

The injunction, an extension to one obtained on Tuesday, August 13, means anyone who attempts to enter the land or carry out development without planning permission can face a prison sentence if the Royal Borough applies to the High Court for a breach of the terms of the injunction.

Bray ward councillor David Coppinger said: "The council has had concerns that a serious breach of planning control will occur and has taken preventative action to avoid an unauthorised caravan site being created." Four people connected with the site attended the High Court on Tuesday last week with the case being adjourned to Thursday, October 3 to allow them obtain legal advice.

At the hearing on Thursday, October 3, the court will determine if the order should continue.

The Maidenhead Development Control Panel voted unanimously in June to refuse an application to change the use of land for a residential caravan site.

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