Monday 1 March 2021
We have received reports of an unauthorised encampment at Farleigh Common, Warlingham.
The police and an officer from the Council will visit the site and carry out welfare, health including Covid-19, education and human rights checks.
Reporting unauthorised campsites
Groups of travellers occasionally camp on land in the district with their caravans and vehicles. To report travellers who have camped illegally please complete the unauthorised campsites form.
If the landowner has granted permission for travellers to camp on land, the land may be used for this for up to 28 days without needing planning permission.
If permission has not been given, it is the landowner's responsibility to remove trespassers either through the Courts or by exercising a landlord's Common Law right to evict trespassers.
If the site is on the District Council’s land, we will take appropriate action.
The police have powers to move on travellers if there are six or more caravans.
Any rubbish left behind has to be cleared by the landowner.