Caravan sites

You must have a licence if you want to run a caravan site, or if you live in a caravan that is not connected to a dwelling or used for farm work

Before you start

You must have planning permission for the caravan site before you apply for a licence. Your licence will last as long as you've planning permission for the caravan site.

How much it costs

There is no charge for a licence for touring caravan sites or holiday caravan sites.

Residential caravan sites

Residential caravan site fees
BandSize of siteApplication feeAnnual fee
ASingle pitch£0£0
B2-10 pitches£516£306
C11-25 pitches£600£390
D26-50 pitches£740£530
E51-100 pitches£998£789
F101-200 pitches£1,530£1,320
G201-400 pitches£2,579£2,369
H401-800 pitches£4,676£4,466

Other charges

Additional caravan site charges
ApplicationFee
Transfer£57
Amendment£79
Site rules£38

Please note, single unit residential caravans that are not connected to a dwelling or being used for farm work are likely to be exempt from fees, but this is at our discretion.

How to apply for a new licence, amendment or transfer

Download, complete, and return the application form with payment to the address shown on the form.

Icon for pdf Caravan site licence application form [27.57KB]

You can also pay by credit or debit card by phoning us on 01303 853660.

What happens next?

We'll get in touch if we need any additional information, otherwise we'll aim to process your application in 5 working days.

Bear in mind that part of processing your application involves consulting with various authorities such as the police, fire department, and environmental health, and in some circumstances they can take up to 28 days to fully review your application and get back to us.

After reviewing the application and receiving positive responses from consultees, we will aim to organise an inspection of the premises in 10 working days.

Premises inspection

An officer from our Environmental Health team will carry out an inspection, to confirm that the planning conditions have been met and to carry out a health and safety inspection.

If we grant the licence, we will send it to your registered address. The licence will have conditions, relating to:

  • the distance between caravans
  • fire safety
  • sanitary and washing facilities
  • health and safety

If you run a caravan site without a licence, or break the conditions of a licence, you may receive a fine of up to £2,500.

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