Evaluating the case for eviction
The criteria by which the local authority will judge whether an unauthorised encampment should be moved without delay have been agreed with the police. Where possible then the reason(s) for directing campers to move should be clearly communicated. Criteria for making a decision will always be applied consistently and recorded accurately. In the absence of specific welfare needs, the following may be considered:
- the nature, suitability or obtrusiveness of the encampment.
- the size of the group, their behaviour and the level of nuisance.
- the number, validity and seriousness of complaints.