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Caravan Park Site Licensing

Caravan Park Site Licensing

The Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960

Land owners must not allow their land to be used as a caravan site unless it holds a valid site licence other than for certain exemptions such as:

  • Incidental use within the boundary of a dwelling house
  • Sites approved by certain organisations for example caravan club
  • Building and engineering sites
  • Travelling Showman sites
  • Sites occupied by the Local Authority

Licence Summary

Conditions may be attached to a licence to cover any of the following:  

  • Restricting when caravans can be on a site for human habitation or restricting the number of caravans that can be on the site at any one time
  • Controlling the types of caravans on the site
  • Controlling the positioning of the caravans or regulating the use of other structures and vehicles including tents.
  • To ensure steps are taken to enhance the land, including planting/replanting trees and shrubs
  • Fire safety and fire fighting controls       
  • To ensure the sanitary and other facilities, services and equipment are supplied and maintained.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must be entitled to use the land as a caravan site. The application must be in writing and valid planning permission must be obtained before a licence can be issued. Licences will not be issued to applicants who have had a site licence revoked within three years of the current application .

Fee Policy for Park Homes

For details of our fee policy please contact the Private Sector Housing team

Telephone 01892 554241
Email housingrenewal@tunbridgewells.gov.uk
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