Caravan and Camping Sites - Applying for a Licence

Caravan and Camping Sites - Applying for a Licence
Licence Summary

To run a caravan and camping site you need a licence from the local authority.

 

Conditions may be attached to a licence to cover any of the following:

 

  • restricting when caravans can be on the site for human habitation or restricting the number of caravans that can be on the site at any one time
  • controlling the types of caravans on the site
  • controlling the positioning of the caravans or regulating the use of other structures and vehicles including tents
  • to ensure steps are taken enhance the land, including planting/replanting bushes and trees
  • fire safety and fire fighting controls
  • to ensure that sanitary and other facilities, services and equipment are supplied and maintained
Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must be entitled to use the land as a caravan site.

 

Licences will not be issued to applicants who have had a site licence revoked within three years of the current application.

Information and guidance on the law

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence

Application Evaluation Process

Applications for site licences are made to Torfaen County Borough Council, the local authority in whose area the land situated.

 

Applications must be in writing, should detail the land the application concerns and any other information required by the local authority.

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

You are advised to take up any issue with the local authority first.

 

If a licence holder is refused an application to alter a condition they may appeal to the local Magistrates' court. The appeal must be made within 28 days of the written notification of the refusal and a notice of appeal must be served on the local district council.

Licence Holder Redress

You are advised to take up any issue with the local authority first.

 

If a licence holder wishes to appeal against a condition attached to a licence they may appeal to the local Magistrates' Court. The appeal must be made within 28 days of the licence being issued.

 

The local district council may alter conditions at any time but must give licence holders the opportunity to make representations about the proposed changes. If a licence holder disagrees with the alterations they may appeal to the local Magistrates' court. The appeal must be made within 28 days of the written notification of the alteration and a notice of appeal must be served on the local district council.

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: 05/12/2018
For more information contact:

Commercial Services

Tel: 01633 647295

Email: commercial.services@torfaen.gov.uk

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