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Illegal Encampments

29 May 2020 : Council news

We are aware of a growing number of illegal encampments at prominent sites across Taunton.

Each and every case of illegal encampments puts the land owner in a very difficult position.  We will attempt to regain possession of our land as soon as practical and there is a set legal process to follow

The practicalities of working through court proceedings during a pandemic means that the normal processes may take longer than usual.

We have made a visit to the illegal encampment on our land and we will work to find the balance between meeting the needs of those setting up an illegal encampment and the needs of those impacted by it.

That work is running alongside our legal efforts to seek possession of our land as soon as legally possible.