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Caravan sites

Caravan and camping site licence

Licence summary:

To run a caravan and camping site in Medway, you need a licence from the council. Conditions may be attached to a licence to cover:

  • when caravans can be on the site for human habitation
  • the number of caravans that can be on the site at any one time
  • the types of caravans permitted on the site
  • the positioning of the caravans
  • the use of other structures and vehicles, including tents
  • the enhancement of the land, including planting or replanting bushes and trees
  • fire safety and fire fighting controls
  • the supply and maintenance of sanitary services and equipment and other facilities.

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

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence is under the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960.

Application evaluation process

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

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 the council by the end of the 40-day target completion period.

Apply online

Apply to run a caravan site or camp site

Failed application redress

You are advised to take up any issue with the council first, using the contact details below. If a licence holder is refused an application, they may appeal to a 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 council.

Licence holder redress

You are advised to take up any issue with the council first, using the contact details below. If a licence holder wishes to appeal against a condition attached to a licence, they may appeal to a magistrates' court. The appeal must be made within 28 days of the licence being issued.

The council may alter conditions at any time but must give the licence holder the opportunity to make representations about the proposed changes. If a licence holder disagrees with the alterations, they may appeal to a 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 council.

Other redress

If there are problems such as noise or pollution or if one licence holder complains about another, please use the contact details below.

Trade associations

 

Medway Council is working with caravan site owners to help update the 2008 model standards which have been set by central government.

 

For more information contact Private Sector Housing by telephone: 01634 333600 or by email: housing@medway.gov.uk

Write to: Private Sector Housing, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR