One of two legal cases brought against Basildon Council to stop the eviction at Dale Farm travellers site has forced some concessions.
The Council has to leave five pitches and several structures intact.
As full “clearance” can no longer go ahead, it should seriously undermine the stated intention of council’s eviction: to “return” the site to the green belt. That is a nonsense — the site was originally a scrapyard.
The outcome of another legal case challenging the entire eviction will be available before 8 October.