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Caravan and camping site licences

To run a caravan and camping site you need a licence from us.

Licence requirements

  • The application must be entitled to use the land as a caravan site
  • Licences will not be issued to applicants who have had a site licence revoked within three years of the current application

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

  • restricting when caravans can be on the site for human habitation or restricting the number of caravans that can be on the site at any one time
  • controlling the types of caravans on the site
  • controlling the positioning of the caravans or regulating the use of other structures and vehicles including tents
  • to ensure steps are taken enhance the land, including planting/replanting bushes and trees
  • fire safety and fire fighting controls
  • to ensure that sanitary and other facilities, services and equipment are supplied and maintained

Apply for a licence

You can apply for a licence online on the GOV.UK website:

Does tacit consent apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from us by the end of the target completion period - 20 working days from when we receive the completed application.

Right of appeal

Please contact us to appeal against a licence application refusal.

Legislation

The legislation covering this area is the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960.

Failed application redress

You are advised to take up any issue with us first.

If a licence holder is refused an application to alter a condition they may appeal to High Wycombe Magistrates' Court (Law Courts, Easton Street, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1LR, phone: 01494 651 017 email: wycombe.magistrates@hmcourtservice.gsi.gov.uk). The appeal must be made within 28 days of the written notification of the refusal and a notice of appeal must be served on us.

Licence holder redress

You are advised to take up any issue with us first.

If a licence holder wishes to appeal against a condition attached to a licence they may appeal to High Wycombe Magistrates' Court. The appeal must be made within 28 days of the licence being issued.

We may alter conditions at any time but must give licence holders the opportunity to make representations about the proposed changes. If a licence holder disagrees with the alterations they may appeal to High Wycombe Magistrates' Court. The appeal must be made within 28 days of the written notification of the alteration and a notice of appeal must be served on us.

Consumer complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice (see link below). From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre (see link below).

Other redress

For information about unwanted noise, see our page on noise pollution.

External links

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