A group of Travellers have pitched up on land at a Dundee business park — just weeks after several caravans left the area.
Five caravans have turned up at a car park at Luna Place, in the city’s Technology Park.
Earlier this month, a number of caravans parked on land at the park but several left in recent weeks, leaving only two behind.
Now a group of new caravans has pitched up, bringing the total to five, though it is unclear whether the original two are still present.
The site has been a popular location for Traveller camps and community chiefs have criticised this latest arrival.
Andrew McBride, chairman of West End Community Council, said: “It is of course unacceptable for Travellers to pitch up on private ground, not to mention the rubbish that is often left behind.
“But we need national legislation on this issue now, because the legislation that is currently in place is clearly not working at all.
“The city council is doing the best it can to address the problem but this is no longer a local issue, and it is time for national government intervention if this is going to be sorted out.”
The car park lies next to an abandoned office block in the business park, which is also host to regional offices for several national businesses.
Councillor Kevin Cordell, deputy housing convener — whose remit includes Traveller camps — said: “As this particular group is on private land, the decision as to whether to actively evict them rests with the landowners, and we as the council cannot act to do so.
“As is the case with all Traveller communities, we offer advice on health and education, and will continue to do so in this case as we are aware that there may be children among the group.
“As deputy housing convener, I have not received any complaints from residents or businesses, and we will continue to fulfil our statutory duties to advise the community as best we can, as well as offering our own
Traveller site at Balmuir Woods.”
Caravans began to appear at the site several weeks ago after they were moved from a temporary site on Jack Martin Way.