Today, His Honour Judge Robinson has found in favour of Sheffield City Council over its claim of possession of land owned by the council, known generally as Parkwood Springs and affecting new age travellers living on Vale Road, Mount Road, Pickering Road and Wallace Road.

Statement from Jim Steinke, cabinet member for communities and safer neighbourhoods at Sheffield City Council: “I would like to thank the judge for the decision he has made today and the clarity it provides for both the council and the new age travellers. We have always said we want this case to be heard fairly and impartially for the benefit of the community who live at Parkwood and for the wider population of Sheffield. We will now consider next steps and communicate these with all concerned in the near future.”