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Caravan/camping site licence

To run a caravan and camping site the owner of the land must have a licence from the local authority.

Licence summary

Typically, a caravan/camping site licence contains a set of conditions that cover 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
  • ensuring steps are taken to enhance the land, including planting/replanting bushes and trees
  • fire safety and fire fighting controls
  • ensuring that sanitary and other facilities, services and equipment are supplied and maintained

Further in-depth information can be found in our model caravan/camping site licence conditions [34kb].

What you need to know before applying

The applicant must be entitled to use the land as a caravan/camping site. Licences will not be issued to applicants who have had a site licence revoked within three years of the current application.

There is no fee for a caravan/camping site licence. Applications for licenses for sites located within the London Borough of Hillingdon must be made to Hillingdon's Private Sector Housing team.

It should detail the land about which the application is concerned and any other information required by the local authority.

How to apply

Apply online    EU logo (small) : This link opens in a new window

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 have applied online we will acknowledge your application via email.

Help (small) Help is provided about online applications.

 

Application forms

Apply for licence

Change a licence

Transfer a 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 for a caravan and camping site licence

10 working days

Yes

Application to change a caravan and camping site licence

10 working days

Yes

Application to transfer a caravan and camping site licence

10 working days

Yes

Failed application redress

  • You are advised to take up any issue with London Borough of Hillingdon 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 London Borough of Hillingdon 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, or should one licence holder have cause to complain about another, please contact the council's contact centre in the first instance.

Trade associations

 

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