View the Public register
Details of how to view the public register are avaiable on the Caravan Sites public register page
Apply to run a caravan site or camp site
Tell us about a change to your existing caravan or camp site
To run a caravan site you need a licence from us.
Conditions may be attached to a licence to cover any of the following:
- Restricting when caravans can be on the site for human habitation or restricting the number of caravans that can be on the site at any one time
- Controlling the types of caravans on the site
- Controlling the positioning of the caravans or regulating the use of other structures and vehicles including tents
- To ensure steps are taken enhance the land, including planting/replanting bushes and trees
- fire safety and fire fighting controls
- To ensure that sanitary and other facilities, services and equipment are supplied and maintained
The applicant must be entitled to use the land as a caravan site.
Licences will not be issued to applicants who have had a site licence revoked within three years of the current application.
A summary of the regulation relating to this licence
Application evaluation process
Applications must be in writing, should detail the land the application concerns and any other information required by us.
Will tacit consent apply?
Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from us by the end of the target completion period
Failed application redress
Talk to us first.
If a licence holder is refused an application to alter a condition they may appeal to the local Magistrates' court.
The appeal must be made within 28 days of the written notification of the refusal and a notice of appeal must be served on us.
Licence Holder Redress
Talk to us first.
If a licence holder wishes to appeal against a condition attached to a licence they may appeal to the local Magistrates' Court. The appeal must be made within 28 days of the licence being issued.
We may alter conditions at any time - but must give licence holders the opportunity to make representations about the proposed changes.
If a licence holder disagrees with the alterations they may appeal to the local Magistrates' court. The appeal must be made within 28 days of the written notification of the alteration and a notice of appeal must be served on us.
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
Association of Caravan and Camping Exempted Organisations (ACCEO)
British Holiday & Home Parks Association (BH&HPA)
British Resorts and Destinations Association
Caravan Industry Training (CITO)
Federation of Tour Operators (FTO)
Group Travel Organisers Association (GTOA)
Last updated: Thu 22 March, 2018 @ 13:45