Caravan and campsite licensing

Site licensing

Owners of caravan sites must, subject to certain exemptions, hold an appropriate caravan site licence.

In order to ensure that conditions on site are adequate for the caravan occupants, certain minimum standards must be maintained. These include toilet and washing facilities, spacings between caravans, fire fighting provisions, electrical installations, safety etc.

Once licensed, all sites will be inspected by the council on a regular basis and all complaints are responded to promptly. If standards are not maintained, legal action may be taken against the site licence holder.

Camping sites must be similarly licensed, and similar standards apply.

Site standards

Download the standards guide for each type of site:

Application for caravan site licence

Last updated: 02 March 2016