CARAVANS have been spotted outside Taunton Deane Borough Council offices. 

Three caravans have settled in the staff car park behind Deane House. 

Taunton Deane Borough Council (TDBC) has confirmed that the travellers are on the council's property without licence or consent and that the authority is working to remove them. 

The travellers now have 24 hours to vacate the land.

A TDBC spokesperson said: “The council has taken the first step in trying to regain possession of its land at the Belvedere Road car park by serving a notice giving the travellers an initial 24 hours to vacate as they are occupying the land without licence or consent.

"If the notice is not observed the council will pursue a court order to evict them.”