If you have a mobile home or caravan site you may need a licence to make sure you have the right measures of safety and amenity standards.
We may amend these conditions to suit individual circumstances and we will need to carry out a site visit to check the facilities before issuing your licence.
Please contact Environmental Protection to request an application form.
If you have an enquiry about a licence complete our online form or contact us (see contacts section of this page).
If you have a mobile home site for holiday and touring or residential, you may need a licence under the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960.
You may not need a site licence for:
View a copy of the legislation detailing the exemptions in full.
Copies of current site licensing can be found here.
As a site owner, you will be expected to put in site rules to ensure standards are maintained to benefit your occupiers and to promote a sense of community on site.
The rules are different to your licence conditions and you will be expected to deposit these with us and are available here.
We use a risk rating inspection system that introduces a sliding scale of annual charges based on the risk/inspection frequency. This means a site that is more problematic will pay a higher licence fee than one which requires little regulatory involvement from us.
We aim to process applications within two months. There is no deemed approval of applications until a licence is granted. Depending on the status of the site’s planning permission a licence will be granted either permanently or for a fixed period. If the licence is for a fixed period, the expiry date will be stated on the licence.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to apply and ensure that the necessary planning permission is in place before an application for renewal of a licence is submitted.
If you have concerns about how your application is handled the first point of contact will be the case officer dealing with your application. If you are still not satisfied, you can lodge a complaint with their line manager. If you are dissatisfied with a condition attached to your licence you have the right of appeal to a magistrates court within 28 days.
As a business and siteowner, we strongly recommend that you have taken account of these issues before applying for a licence (this list is not intended to be exhaustive or comprehensive):