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.
Download the standards guide for each type of site:
- Residential caravan sites (PDF, 152KB)
- Static holiday caravan sites (PDF, 276KB)
- Tented sites (PDF, 167KB)
- Touring sites (PDF, 269KB)
Application for caravan site licence
Last updated: 02 March 2016