Before you can operate as a mobile home or caravan site you must have obtained any required planning permission or certificate of lawfulness for development of the site. A site licence may also be required.
Contact us to check the requirements for your site.
Make an application
To apply for a site licence or check whether you need one, please contact us.
Your licence application must be processed before you use the site as a mobile home or caravan site.
Licences will not be issued to applicants who have had a site licence revoked within three years.
To grant or transfer a licence the Council has to determine the suitability of the proposed licence holder. This will be based on the following criteria:
- Interest in the site
- Funding arrangements that will be in place; and
- Management structure.
Register of site rules
Operators of residential caravan sites and mobile home parks are required to send us a copy of their site rules once they have been agreed with residents.
We must keep a register of site rules and publish them online.
Funding may be available for someone who has a disability and needs their mobile home adapted to help them to continue living there. See our Disabled Facilities Grants page.
Fit and proper person registration
All park home site owners must apply to us for themselves or their site manager to be assessed and placed on our register of fit and proper persons.
To apply, you should complete the application form, pay the relevant fee (set out in our Mobile home and caravan sites licence fees) and provide a valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate.
Registration lasts for five years and is not transferrable.
Mobile home and caravan sites licence fees
There is a charge for residential caravan sites licences, the transfer of a site licence, altering a site licence and the administration and monitoring of a site licence.