Traveller & gypsy sites
Most Gypsies and Travellers living in caravans or mobile homes live on authorised sites:
- council owned sites
- privately owned sites that have a licence
An unauthorised site or encampment is where people set up home on land without the landowner's permission. This can be private or local authority land.
It is the landowner's responsibility to deal with an unauthorised encampment on their land. Therefore we will usually only deal with encampments on council-owned land.