Dale Farm

Dale Farm is a plot of land on Oak Lane in Crays Hill, Essex, United Kingdom.

Until October 2011, it was an unauthorised and illegal encampment of travellers which had been established without planning permission. The site is owned by members of the travelling community and is located within the Green Belt.

In October 2011, to give bailiffs safe access to allow a clearance order to be executed, some residents and activists had to be removed from the Dale Farm site – this action gained international press coverage.

At its height, Dale Farm, along with the adjacent Oak Lane site, housed over 1,000 people, the largest Traveller concentration in the UK.

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