GYPSY sites could be sold off by a council to save money.
A total of 10 sites for gypsies and travellers owned by West Sussex County Council are up for review.
They include sites in Cemetery Lane, Westbourne, and East Hampnett near Chichester.
A council report said the Chichester-based authority had no legal duty to develop and maintain such sites.
The cost of running the sites has traditionally been around £150,000 a year.
This has reduced to about £50,000 as a result of restructuring at the council.
Councillor Pete Bradbury, cabinet member for public protection, said: ‘It is about finding the best outcome for the sites on a long-term basis, whether by retaining ownership and leasing out the management, or whether we will get a better long-term solution from an organisation that has the well-being of the gypsy and travelling community at heart.’
The report adds Somerset County Council recently sold all its sites to a company owned by gypsies.