Greenwich LBC v Powell Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

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Greenwich LBC v Powell Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
23 February 1988

Where Reported
(1988) 20 H.L.R. 411; (1989) 57 P. & C.R. 49; (1988) 152 L.G. Rev. 911; [1988] E.G. 27 (C.S.)
Case Digest

Summary: Caravan site; accommodation for gipsies; interpretation of definition of gipsies
Abstract: In deciding whether a site is "a caravan site providing accommodation for gipsies" within the Mobile Homes Act 1983 s.5(1), it is necessary to decide whether at the relevant time the land in question was occupied as a caravan site providing accommodation on a continuing basis for gipsies. Gipsies are defined by the Caravan Sites Act 1968 s.16 as "persons of a nomadic habit of life"-a contemporaneous definition which must apply to the gipsies at the relevant time.
Judge: Purchas, L.J.; Heilbron, J.
Appellate History
Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
Greenwich LBC v Powell
(1988) 20 H.L.R. 411; (1989) 57 P. & C.R. 49; (1988) 152 L.G. Rev. 911; [1988] E.G. 27 (C.S.)
Reversed by
House of Lords
Greenwich LBC v Powell
[1989] A.C. 995; [1989] 2 W.L.R. 7; [1989] 1 All E.R. 65; (1989) 21 H.L.R. 218; 87 L.G.R. 423; (1989) 57 P. & C.R. 249; [1989] 1 P.L.R. 108; [1989] J.P.L. 513; (1989) 153 L.G. Rev. 328; (1989) 86(3) L.S.G. 44; (1989) 133 S.J. 46
All Cases Cited
Associated Provincial Picture Houses Ltd v Wednesbury Corp
[1948] 1 K.B. 223; [1947] 2 All E.R. 680; (1947) 63 T.L.R. 623; (1948) 112 J.P. 55; 45 L.G.R. 635; [1948] L.J.R. 190; (1947) 177 L.T. 641; (1948) 92 S.J. 26; CA
Legislation Cited
Caravan Sites Act 1968 (c.52) s.1(2)
Caravan Sites Act 1968 (c.52) s.1(2)
Caravan Sites Act 1968 (c.52) s.6
Caravan Sites Act 1968 (c.52) s.10
Caravan Sites Act 1968 (c.52) s.11
Caravan Sites Act 1968 (c.52) s.12
Caravan Sites Act 1968 (c.52) s.12
Caravan Sites Act 1968 (c.52) s.16
Caravan Sites Act 1968 (c.52) s.16
Caravan Sites Act 1968 Part I
Caravan Sites Act 1968 Part II
Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 (c.62) s.6
Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 (c.62) s.6(1)
Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 (c.62) s.10
Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 (c.62) s.11
Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 (c.62) s.12
Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 (c.62) s.16
Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 (c.62) s.24
Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 Part I
Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 Part II
Caravans Sites Act 1968 Part I
Caravans Sites Act 1968 Part II
County Court Rules 1981 (SI 1981 1687)
Gipsy Encampments (Designation of the London Borough of Greenwich) Order 1974 (SI 1974 )
Greenwich (Harrow Manorway) Compulsory Order 1967 (SI 1967 )
Mobile Homes Act 1983 (c.34) s.9(1)
Mobile Homes Act 1983 (c.34) s.1(1)
Mobile Homes Act 1983 (c.34) s.1(2)
Mobile Homes Act 1983 (c.34) s.5
Mobile Homes Act 1983 (c.34) s.5(1)
Mobile Homes Act 1975 (c.49) s.1
Protection from Eviction Act 1977 (c.43)
Journal Articles
"Protected sites" and the Mobile Homes Act 1983.
Caravan sites; Gypsies; Local authorities powers and duties; Possession of land.
L.G. Rev. 1988, 152(16), 301-302