Unauthorised developments and encampments
An unauthorised development is where gypsies or travellers have bought land and are residing there without planning permission. This is not a police matter, but is dealt with by Wyre Council planning department.
Wyre Council has adopted a multi-agency protocol for dealing with unauthorised encampments.
This involves in the first instance, conducting a risk assessment with agencies such as the police, the Fire and Rescue Service and Environmental Health and a code of conduct agreement for those residing on unauthorised encampments.