The Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 requires that land owners must not allow their land to be used as a caravan site unless it holds a valid site licence other than for certain exemptions such as; incidental use within the boundary of a dwelling house; sites approved by certain organisations that is caravan club etc; building and engineering sites; travelling show-people sites and sites occupied by the local authority.
How to apply for a caravan site licence
- A caravan site licence cannot be issued until suitable planning permission has been obtained for the land involved.
- Once you have the appropriate planning permission, you can then request an application form either by contacting us, or printing a form from the link below; this is a free service.
- The application form should be completed and submitted to the Environmental Protection team along with a site plan.
- Once received an officer will contact you to arrange a site visit and then approve or refuse the application. Conditions will be attached based on the model standards (please see further information section below).
Application Form for a Caravan Licence
Caravan Site Licences Transfer Form
The conditions attached to a caravan site licence are always based on the national model standards. A link to the relevant government webpage can be found below. The standards relate to fire safety, site layout, water supply, electrical safety, drainage, and refuse disposal.
Communities and Local Government Model Standards 2008 (external link)