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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 exemption certificates.
No provision in the legislation
A 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 licence
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 UK European Consumer Centre.
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 Destinations Association
Caravan Industry Training (CITO)
Federation of Tour Operators (FTO)
Group Travel Organisers Association (GTOA)
Hotel Marketing Association
National Caravan Council (NCC)
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