Caravan site licensing

You will need a valid licence if you intend to use land as a caravan site.

You must have a have a caravan site licence before you start using a site for caravans. We may need up to 2 months to process an application or amend an existing licence.

Caravan site licences are issued with conditions attached to cover things like:

  • Number of caravans you can have on site
  • Types of caravans that can be on site
  • Provision and maintenance of facilities
  • When caravans can be on site/occupied
  • Where the units are positioned on site
  • Safety requirements

The applicant must be entitled to use the land as a caravan site and type of site they are applying for (such as holiday, residential or mixed use).

Licences will not be issued to applicants who have had a site licence revoked within three years of the current application.

Before you apply

The document below sets out the general licence conditions and provides some guidance for those looking to obtain a caravan site licence.

How to apply for a non-residential holiday park licence

This licence is currently free of charge.

How to apply for a new residential or mixed use park licence

This licence is currently £662 (payable on application) for a new application and lasts for 5 years.

To pay please use the Councils "Pay for It" service

Existing Licence Holder

If you are an existing licence holder and are looking to renew your licence, change ownership, inform us of any changes you are making to your site which may affect your licence please contact us by email with the details and we'll contact you to discuss.

Please note the fee to renew your Residential Licence is £534

Please send your completed application form to us: 

What happens next

  • We will aim to acknowledge the receipt of your application within 5 working days.
  • We will carry out any necessary checks, this may include a site visit.
  • We will confirm that the application form is complete, and we have all the required supporting information (if we don't we will contact you)
  • We will aim to process your application within 2 months and write to let you know the outcome.

You can appeal a decision if your application is not approved. You will need to contact us within 21 days of the date on the decision notice.

Page last updated: 28/06/2024
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