Caravan and camp site licences

Camping sites

If you allow your land to be used as a caravan site you must hold a licence issued by the local authority.

If you allow your land to be used:

  • as a camping site by the public;
  • for more than 42 days consecutively, or 60 days in a year.

You require a licence from your local authority.

Conditions may be attached to a licence.

There are exceptions for organisations that hold camping exemption certificates.

Applications

To make an application please complete the form: PDFApplication for a caravan/camp site licence [PDF 78KB]

Please return your form to;

  • Username Licensing
  • Email licensing@calderdale.gov.uk
  • Telephone 01422 393001 / 393002 / 393131
  • Address
    The Licensing Unit
    Calderdale MBC
    Town Hall
    Halifax
    HX1 1UJ

There is no charge for this licence.

When an application is made it will be deemed to be made unconditionally, unless the local authority give notice that the application is refused or conditions are attached.

Eligibility criteria

There is no provision in the legislation: Public Health Act 1936 .

Planning permission for the site will be required prior to consideration for a licence.

Will Tacit Consent apply?

No.
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.

Caravan sites

Applications and guidance

Please return your application form to;

  • Username Licensing
  • Email licensing@calderdale.gov.uk
  • Telephone 01422 393001 / 393002 / 393131
  • Address
    The Licensing Unit
    Calderdale MBC
    Town Hall
    Halifax
    HX1 1UJ

There is no charge for this type of licence.

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.

Will Tacit Consent apply?

No.
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.