Caravan and camp site licences

Caravan sites

The Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960|External link prohibits the use of land as a caravan site unless the occupier holds a site licence issued by the local authority.

Conditions may be attached to a licence to cover any of the following:

Eligibility criteria

The applicant must be entitled to use the land as a caravan site.

The site will need planning permission prior to consideration for a licence.

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

Guidance and application

Guidance for caravan sites [PDF file 36KB]|PDF file

Caravan site licence application [PDF file 78KB]|PDF file


There is no charge to process a licence application for a caravan or camp site.

Will Tacit Consent apply?

It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. We will endeavour to issue a licence within 6 weeks of a completed application form being submitted.

Last Updated: 17/06/2016