Caravans and camp sites
If you're thinking about running a camping and/or caravan site, you might need a licence.
You won’t need one if:
- You have forestry or seasonal workers, builders, travelling showmen staying on site
- The site is five or more acres in size, there are between one and three caravans there for up to 28 days a year
- You’re a member of a caravan club and have an exemption certificate
- Your site is approved by an organisation with a caravan exemption certificate
- Members of an exempted organisation stay in their caravans on the site
- Your site is used for a social get together of caravan club members
Before applying for a licence you'll need to apply for planning permission. For more information about planning visit our Planning for Business pages.
Apply for a licence
Before making an application read the guidance on the GOV.uk website.
Make changes to my licence
If a site changes hands/is sold to someone else, the new owner can have the current licence transferred over to them by using our online application form.
When coming up with site rules, the owners will need to consult with residents about their proposals, by putting up a proposal notice.
Residents can have their say by speaking to the owners or by completing a consultation response form.