If you allow your land to be used as a camping site by the
public for more than 42 days consecutively - or 60 days in a year -
you require a licence from your local authority.
Conditions may be attached to a licence.
There are exceptions for organisations that hold camping
No provision in the legislation
summary of the regulation relating to this licence
When an application is made it will be deemed to be made
unconditionally unless the local authority give notice that the
application is refused or conditions are attached.
Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your
application is granted if you have not heard from the local
authority by the end of the target completion period
No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process
your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard
from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact
it. You can do this
online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use
the contact details below.
Apply for a caravan and/or camp site
Tell us about a change to your existing caravan
and/or camp site
Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.
If an applicant is refused a licence they may appeal to their
local Magistrates' court.
A licence holder may appeal against a condition attached to a
licence to their local Magistrates' court.
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. From outside the UK contact the
E.g. about noise, pollution, etc. Also should one licence holder
complain about another.
Association of Caravan and
Camping Exempted Organsations (ACCEO)
British Holiday & Home
Parks Association (BH&HPA)
British Resorts and
Caravan Industry Training
Federation of Tour Operators
Group Travel Organisers
Last Updated: 23.02.2015 at 15:26
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