Caravan and mobile home licensing
Caravan site licensing
The Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 (CSCDA 1960) requires private owners to obtain a licence from the Council to operate a permanent residential caravan site. For the purposes of the act a mobile home also comes within the definition of a caravan, and no site licence can be issued unless the site has planning permission.
The licencing of sites within this area is carried out by the Private Sector Housing team. In issuing a licence the Council can attach conditions relating to the amenity of the site and the health and safety of residents.
Exemption from licensing are available for certain reasons such as:
- Caravan used for short periods
- Sites run by recognised caravan organisations
- Caravans occupied by agriculture or forestry workers, or travelling showmen
View our register of licensed caravan sites.
Last updated Tuesday, 21st February 2017