Caravan site licences

Site licence for park homes, mobile homes and caravans

You will need a Site licence from us if you use the land for:

  • Park homes
  • Mobile homes
  • as a caravan site

You may also need planning permission.

We will attach conditions to every Site licence we issue. These conditions set out standards for:

  • the layout of the park
  • the provision of facilities
  • the maintenance of the park

We are responsible for making sure you meet the Site licence conditions.

Apply for a Site licence

You need to complete an application to apply for a Site licence. You can contact our Licensing team to send you the form.

When you submit your application you will also need to send us a plan of the site with details of the:

  • location of the homes
  • road layouts
  • fire-fighting equipment

If we grant your licence, it will set out conditions covering the:

  • number and type of homes
  • site layout and plan
  • density, parking and spacing between homes
  • roads, gateways and overhead cables
  • footpaths, pavements and hardstandings
  • lighting and electrical supply
  • supply and storage of gas
  • water supply, drainage and refuse
  • fire safety measures

Enforcement

After we have issued your Site licence, we can alter the licence conditions at any time. We will give licence holders the opportunity to make representation about any changes we are proposing.

We can take enforcement action for a breach of licence conditions. If you breach your licence conditions, we will serve you with a compliance notice. The compliance notice will list what action you need to take to address the issues.

If you don't comply with the terms of the notice, we may decide to prosecute you.

In emergency situations where you have not complied with a site condition and there is an imminent risk to the health and safety of others, we can take action ourselves. If we do this, we will recover the costs of carrying out the work from you.

You have a right to appeal if you think:

  • our actions were unreasonable 
  • that the residents on the site were not in imminent risk of serious harm

Site rules for residential caravan parks

The site owner may set site rules on residential caravan sites. We do not enforce these rules, although some rules may be a duplicate of the site licence conditions.

The site rules are part of the contract between the homeowner and site owner and supplement the Mobile Homes Act Agreement.

We have a duty to keep and publish a register of site rules. The site rules we publish are written by the site owners, not us. You can download and read the site rules for:

Licensing

Address: Causeway House
Bocking End
Braintree
Essex
CM7 9HB

Telephone: 01376 552525