Caravan and Camping Sites

Licence summary
To run a caravan and camping site in Redcar and Cleveland you need a licence from Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.

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 the steps 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.

Regulation Summary
Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960

Application Evaluation Process
Applications for site licences are made to 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.

Fees
There are no fees associated with this licence.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?
Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from us within 21 days.

How to Apply
We aim to acknowledge your application within three working days. If you have applied online we will acknowledge your application via email.

You have the option of applying online or by downloading an application form.

Apply Online
Apply to run a caravan site or camp site
Apply to transfer a caravan site or camp site
Tell us about a change to your existing caravan or camp site

Download an Application Form
If you would prefer to download an application form, please download the document below and return to us using the contact details at the bottom of the page.

 icon Application Form (Caravan Site Licence.pdf - 61.04k)
Last modified: 09/10/2010 09:49:10 AM


Failed Application Redress
You are advised to take up any issue with us in the first instance using the contact details below.

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 Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.

Licence Holder Redress
You are advised to take up any issue with us in the first instance using the contact details below.

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.

Redcar and Cleveland Borough 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 Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.

Consumer Complaint
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, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Trade Associations
Association of Caravan and Camping Exempted Organisations (ACCEO)
British Holiday & Home Parks Association (BH&HPA)
British Resorts and Destinations Association
Caravan Industry Training (CITO)
Federation of Tour Operators (FTO)
Group Travel Organisers Association (GTOA)
Hotel Marketing Association
National Caravan Council (NCC)

Registers
Licensing registers are available to view, by prior arrangement, at the Council Offices. Please click here for further information.

Contact Details

Address:
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
Regeneration Services
Regulatory Services
Licensing Team
Belmont House
Rectory Lane
Guisborough
TS14 7FD

Tel: (01287) 612375 / 612432
Email:licensing_admin@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk


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Last updated:
1/29/2014

Assigned review date:
01/12/2014

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