Managing unauthorised encampments (including Gypsy and Traveller sites)

An unauthorised encampment is when a group of people move on to a piece of land that they do not own and without consent from the landowner. This is a form of trespassing under civil law.

The council has an authorised, fixed site with residential pitches for travellers at Kanes Hill, Botley Road.

If you have seen an unauthorised site, check below to see if it is one we already know about.

Current reports

There are currently no reported unauthorised encampments in the Southampton City area.

Reporting an encampment

You can report an encampment using our online form:


Before you fill in this form

You won't be able to save this form to complete later, so please allow yourself up to five minutes to fill in the form.

We will need to know:

  • Date and time you first noticed the campsite
  • Number of caravans or vehicles on the site
  • Extra details about the location

Report an unauthorised campsite

For more information, you can read our full policy on managing unauthorised campsites.