New Government guidance was issued jointly by the Department of Communities and Local Government, Home Office and the Ministry of Justice in March 2015. This was sent under cover of a joint ministerial letter to council leaders, chief constables and police and crime commissioners highlighting the range of powers available when dealing with illegal and unauthorised encampments.
Both documents can be found online at:
Dealing with illegal and unauthorised encampments - A summary of available powers:
I will place a copy of these documents in the library of the House.