If you have land and you wish to use this for the positioning of static or touring caravans, you will require a caravan site licence.
A caravan is any structure, designed or adapted for human habitation, which is capable of being moved from one place to another (towed or transported), provided its dimensions, when assembled, do not exceed 20m in length, 6.8m wide and 3.05m in height.
No caravan site licence can be issued if either the land does not have planning permission for use as a caravan site, or the applicant has had a site licence revoked within the previous 3 years.
Read further information on planning permission.
The occupier of the land must apply in writing to the council for a caravan site licence. No fee is payable for a holiday use only site.
The following are exempt from the requirement for a caravan site licence:
- incidental use within the curtilage of a dwelling house
- single caravan used by a person for not more than 2 nights and 28 days in 12 months
- holdings of 5 acres or more, if not more than 28 days in 12 months, and a maximum of three caravans at any time
- sites occupied and supervised by exempted organisation
- sites approved by exempted organisations for up to five caravans
- meetings organised by exempted organisations
- agricultural and forestry workers
- building and engineering sites
- travelling showmen
- sites operated and owned by a local council, county councils or regional councils.