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High Court Interim Injunction - Chobham Common

On 11 November 2019 the High Court granted to the council a final injunction lasting three years forbidding persons unknown occupying Land and/or depositing waste or fly-tipping on land from:

  1. Setting-up an encampment on Chobham Common without written permission from the Local Planning Authority or planning permission granted by a planning inspector;
  2. Occupying any part of Chobham Common for residential purposes (temporary or otherwise) including with caravans, mobile homes, vehicles and residential paraphernalia without written permission from the Local Planning Authority or planning permission granted by a planning inspector;
  3. Bringing on Chobham Common any vehicle whether for the purposes of disposal of waste and materials or otherwise, other than when driving through the County of Surrey or in compliance with the Parking Orders regulating the use of car parks or with written permission from the Local Planning Authority or express permission from the owners of the Land;
  4. Depositing any personal, domestic or commercial waste and/or fly-tipping on Chobham Common.

The Land in this Order means Chobham Common, Surrey.

The final injunction contains a penal notice which means anyone breaching it may be held in contempt of court and may be imprisoned, fined or have their assets seized.

The final injunction order remains in force until midnight on 10 November 2022.

The final injunction order, with claim form, notice of application and evidence in support is accessible via the web links below.

Hard copies are also available for inspection at:

Surrey County Council
County Hall - Reception
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames Surrey
KT1 2DN.

Files available to download

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