Caravans Static and Touring

The Caravan and Control of Development Act 1960 prohibits the use of land as a caravan site unless the occupier holds a site licence issued by us. There are some exceptions:      

  • a caravan sited with the curtilage of a dwelling and its use is incidental to the dwelling. This means it cannot be occupied separately
  • a single caravan sited for not more than two consecutive nights for a maximum of 28 days in any 12 months
  • up to three caravans on a site of not less than five acres for a maximum of 28 days in any 12 months 
  • sites occupied by exempted organisations such as the Caravan Club
  • sites of up to five caravans certified by an exempt organisation and which are for members only
  • sites occupied by the local authority. These are usually gypsy sites
  • sites for temporary and special purposes such as caravan rallies, agricultural and forestry workers, building and engineering sites and travelling salesmen
  • a site for tents only can be used for a maximum of 28 days in any 12 months. 

Issuing of Caravan Site Licence

Once planning permission has been obtained you must submit an application for a site licence. As part of the site licence application, we will determine what Model Standard Conditions should be attached to the site licence.

The Model Standards Conditions have been published under the provisions of Section 5 (6) of the Caravan and Control of Development Act 1960

Apply for a Caravan Site Licence

A site licence is granted following planning permission to station caravans on land. The permission from planning will restrict the numbers of units and their use. The site licence will specify conditions requiring enough amenities to be in place. Examples of amenities are water and sanitary facilities and electrical installations.