Caravan site licence

Applications for caravan site licences are made to East Devon District Council Private Sector Housing.

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

Licence summary

  • 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

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

Licences will not be issued if you have had a site licence revoked within three years of the current application.

Application Evaluation Process

Applications must be in writing or via the on-line form, and should detail the land the application concerns including a site plan at 1:500 scale and any other information required by Private Sector Housing as detailed in the application form.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

No. It is in the public interest that East Devon District Council must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from East Devon District Council within 28 days, please contact us. We normally issue a licence within 2 months of receiving the application.

Apply online

Apply for a caravan site licence

Application for a Transfer of a Site Licence (caravan and camping)

Failed Application Redress

Please contact Private Sector Housing on 01395 571572.

If you have been refused a licence you may appeal to a local Magistrates' court.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact Private Sector Housing on 01395 571572.

You may appeal against a condition attached to a licence to a local Magistrates' court. The appeal must be made within 28 days of the licence being issued.

East Devon District Council may alter conditions at any time but we must give the licence holders the opportunity to make representations about the proposed changes. If the 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 East Devon District Council.

East Devon District Council Private Sector Housing Contact Details

Private Sector Housing
Council Offices
Knowle
Sidmouth
EX10 8HL
01395 571572
Contact us online

You may find the following Trade Associations useful for information

British Holiday & Home Parks Association (BH&HPA)

British Resorts and Destinations Association

Caravan Industry Training (CITO)

National Caravan Council (NCC)

Page last updated on 3 October 2012