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The Gipsy Encampments (District of Lewes) Order 1988

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Statutory Instruments

1988 No. 1242


The Gipsy Encampments (District of Lewes) Order 1988


14th July 1988

Laid before Parliament

22nd July 1988

Coming into force

12th August 1988

The Secretary of State, being satisfied that adequate provision is made in the area of the District of Lewes for the accommodation of gipsies residing in or resorting to that area, on the joint application of the councils of the County of East Sussex and the District of Lewes, and in exercise of the powers conferred by section 12(2) of the Caravan Sites Act 1968(1), and now vested in him(2), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

1.  This Order may be cited as the Gipsy Encampments (District of Lewes) Order 1988 and shall come into force on 12th August 1988.

2.  The area of the District of Lewes is designated as an area to which section 10 (prohibition of unauthorised camping in designated areas) of the Caravan Sites Act 1968 applies.

Nicholas Ridley

Secretary of State for the Environment

14th July 1988

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order designates the District of Lewes as an area to which section 10 of the Caravan Sites Act 1968 applies.

It is an offence within a designated area for a gipsy to station a caravan for the purpose of residing for any period on any land within the boundaries of a highway, or on any other unoccupied land, or on any occupied land without the consent of the occupier.

Under section 11 of the Act (substituted by section 174 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980), unlawfully stationed caravans and their occupants may be removed by order of a magistrates' court.


1968 c. 52; section 12 was substituted by section 175 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 (c. 65), and was amended by paragraph 11(2) of Schedule 8 to the Local Government Act 1985 (c. 51).


S.I. 1970/1681.

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