You must submit your application in writing and this process is subject to a £10 fee.
Documents to include with your application are:
site layout plan (mandatory) - a location plan of the proposed site and a layout plan including details of all buildings also on site
planning permission (mandatory) - evidence that there is a planning order in force for permission to use the land as a caravan site
electrical test certificate (mandatory) - for the electrical installation up to point of supply to individual caravans
fire fighting equipment (mandatory) - test/ supply certificates for fire-fighting equipment placed on site
emergency lighting test certificates (mandatory) - test certificate for testing emergency lighting on site if supplied
How we will deal with your application
We will issue a licence within eight weeks of receipt all the necessary documents and certificates.
If you have not heard from us within 90 working days of submitting a completed application you can act as though your application is granted.
Once you receive your licence
You must display the licence clearly on your caravan site.
You must comply with any conditions attached to a site licence. These may include:
restrictions on when caravans can be stationed on the site
restrictions of the total number of caravans that can be on the site at any one time
conditions controlling the types of caravan on the site
conditions governing the positioning of the caravans and placing of any other structures, vehicles or tents
conditions preserving and enhancing the land, including planting bushes and trees
conditions requiring fire safety, and fire-fighting system and equipment provision and maintenance
conditions providing sanitary facilities and any other facilities, services or equipment, and ensuring these are properly maintained
N.B Once issued, a site licence will be subject to terms and conditions which may require the periodic provision of other certification (for example in relation to electrical testing, testing of fire alarm and emergency lighting systems).
Refusal, altering an existing licence and appeal process
We can change the conditions of a licence at any time. If we request your licence be sent back for amendments you must send it within seven days.
We will always give the licence holder the chance to make a representation on the proposed changes. If they disagree with the alterations they may appeal to the local magistrates' court within 28 days of the written notification of the alteration. A notice of appeal must be served to us.
Should a licence holder wish to appeal against conditions relating to the dates and periods caravans may be on the site these must be made to the Department of the Environment within 28 days of the written notification of the alteration.
Fines and penalties
You may be fined up to and not exceeding £2,500, if you: