Dealing with illegal and unauthorised encampments

A summary of available powers to tackle the formation of illegal and unauthorised camp sites and help the reclamation of land and property.



This is a summary of the powers that public bodies have to help them deal with illegal and unauthorised sites. It is published jointly by the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice.

The guide has been published alongside a joint ministerial letter to council leaders, police and crime commissioners and police chief constables about their response to unauthorised encampments.