Caravan Site Licences are issued under the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960. No fee is payable.
A site licence is normally required for any land on which a caravan is sited for the purpose of people living there, although there are a few exceptions.
Planning permission must have been granted under Part III of the Town and Country Planning Act before an application for a site licence can be considered. Conditions are attached to licences, appropriate to the site concerned. These normally relate to the layout of the site, safety provisions and welfare facilities for the occupants.
Private Sector Housing also administer the relevant statutory provisions related to campsites.
Camping Site Licences are issued under the Public Health Act 1936. No fee is payable.
The need for a licence is necessary if the site is used for more than 42 consecutive days, or for more than 60 days in any 12 consecutive months. However, it should be noted that the use of land as a camping site for more than 60 days in any calendar year will require planning permission. Conditions are attached to licences, appropriate to the site concerned. These normally relate to the layout of the site, safety provisions and welfare facilities for the occupants.
Applications for Caravan/Camping Site Licences are dealt with on an individual basis and are overseen by our Private Sector Housing Team. Email the Private Sector Housing Team for more information.