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The Gipsy Encampments (Borough of Dacorum) (No. 2) Order 1989

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This Statutory Instrument has been made in consequence of an error in S.I. 1989/600 and is being issued free of charge to all known recipients of that Statutory Instrument.

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1989 No. 717


The Gipsy Encampments (Borough of Dacorum) (No. 2) Order 1989


25th April 1989

Laid before Parliament

27th April 1989

Coming into force

2nd May 1989

The Secretary of State, being satisfied that in all the circumstances it is not expedient to make adequate provision in the area of the Borough of Dacorum for the accommodation of gipsies residing in or resorting to that area, on the joint application of the councils of the County of Hertfordshire and the Borough of Dacorum, 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 (Borough of Dacorum) (No. 2) Order 1989 and shall come into force on 2nd May 1989.

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

3.  The Gipsy Encampments (Borough of Dacorum) Order 1989(3) is hereby revoked.

Nicholas Ridley

Secretary of State for the Environment

25th April 1989

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order designates the Borough of Dacorum 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.

This Order revokes and replaces the Gipsy Encampments (Borough of Dacorum) Order 1989 because of an error in article 2 of that Order: “designed” was printed instead of “designated”.


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.


S.I. 1989/600.

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