At least 10 families have moved back on to the Dale Farm travellers’ site in Essex, days after bailiffs and council officials cleared the site.
The action to remove caravans and chalets from 51 unauthorised plots finished on Monday.
Basildon Council obtained an injunction to prevent reoccupation of the site.
However, caravans have returned to the half of the land that was cleared, with travellers saying they have been given nowhere else to go.
Basildon Council said it had re-served injunction papers after the families started to return.