Camping Sites - Applying for a Licence

Camping Sites - Applying for a Licence
Licence Summary

If you allow your land to be used as a camping site by the public for more than 42 days consecutively - or 60 days in a year - you require a licence from your local authority.


Conditions may be attached to a licence.


There are exceptions for organisations that hold camping exemption certificates.

Eligibility Criteria

No provision in the legislation

Regulation Summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence

Application Evaluation Process

When an application is made it will be deemed to be made unconditionally unless the local authority give notice that the application is refused or conditions are attached.

Does Tacit Approval apply?

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact it. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for a licence or change the details of an existing licence, the application for a site licence form can be downloaded here.

Failed Application Redress

Please contact Torfaen County Borough Council in the first instance.


If an applicant is refused a licence they may appeal to their local Magistrates' court.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact Torfaen County Borough Council in the first instance.


A licence holder may appeal against a condition attached to a licence to their local Magistrates' court

Appeals and Complaints

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other Redress

E.g. about noise, pollution, etc. Also should one licence holder complain about another.

Trade Associations

Please Note - Torfaen County Borough Council (The Council) is under a duty to protect the public funds which it administers and to this end may use the information you provide within Torfaen County Borough Council for the prevention and detection of fraud. The Council may also share this information with other bodies administering or in receipt of public funds solely for these purposes. For further information, visit the National Fraud Initiative area of the website.

Last Modified: 14/06/2023
For more information contact:

Commercial Services

Tel: 01633 647295


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