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Camp site licences

Licence summary

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

Conditions may be attached to a licence. There are exceptions for organisations that hold camping exemption certificates.

What you need to know before applying

  • There are no restrictions on the eligibility of persons to apply for this registration.
  • Applications for licenses for sites located within the London Borough of Hillingdon must be made in writing to the Private Sector Housing team.
  • It should detail the land the application concerns and any other information required by the local authority.
  • There is no fee for a camp site licence.

How to apply

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An online application will require you to log in, or become a registered user with Business Link, an easy process that gives you an online account you can use across different government services. We aim to acknowledge your application within three working days. If you applied online we will acknowledge your application via email.

Help (small) Help is provided about online applications.

Application forms

Licence a camp site

Change a camp site licence

Transfer a camp site licence

What happens next

If your application is not processed by the local authority within the timescales stated tacit consent applies. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period. If we have not contacted you, please get in touch with us. You can do this online if you applied through Business Link or contact the Private Sector Housing Team.

Please note, that tacit consent will only apply for applications that you submit electronically or when your business can show proof of delivery from a post office or recognised courier. 

Target completion period

Application

Processing Times

Tacit Consent

Application to licence a camp site

10 working days

Yes

Application to change a camp site licence 

10 working days

Yes

Application to transfer a camp site licence

10 working days

Yes

Failed application redress

  • You are advised to take up any issue with the local authority in the first instance.
  • If a licence holder is refused an application to alter a condition they may appeal to the Uxbridge 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 local authority in the first instance.
  • If a licence holder wishes to appeal against a condition attached to a licence they may appeal to the Uxbridge Magistrates' Court.
  • The appeal must be made within 28 days of the licence being issued.

Hillingdon 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 Uxbridge 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.

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 of a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked and you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice consumer service will give advice. From outside the UK, contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other redress

Should you need to complain about, for example, noise, pollution, etc. or should one licence holder have cause to complain about another, please contact the council's contact centre in the first instance.

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