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NALC wants tighter laws to deal with unauthorised encampments

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In response to the government’s consultation on unlawful developments and encampments, National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is calling for principal authorities and the police to have more powers.

NALC has requested the following from the government:

  • Principal authorities and the police to have the power to evict illegal trespassers

  • Principal authorities to be able to claim back costs incurred cleaning and repairing sites

  • All unauthorised encampments to be criminalised on account of trespassing

  • Unauthorised encampments that are taken to court to be treated as a priority and fast-tracked

  • More funding to enable better use of planning enforcement powers

Read NALC’s full consultation response here (login required)

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