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Caravans & Camping

Sedgemoor District Council licences caravan sites under the requirements of the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960.

Conditions are applied to caravan site licences to protect residents and the environment from risks associated with the means of access, fire, drinking water, sanitation and pollution.

When is a Caravan Site Licence needed?

In simple terms, a caravan site licence is required for land where a caravan is used for living in. However, a Caravan Site Licence can only be issued for land that has Planning Permission to be used as a caravan site.

You are exempt from having to apply for a licence if:

  • Forestry workers, builders, travelling showmen or seasonal worker stay in caravans on the site

  • The site is 5 or more acres and there are 3 or less caravans there for 28 days a year or less

  • You're a member of a caravan club and have a caravan exemption certificate

  • Your site is approved by an organisation with a caravan exemption certificate

  • Members of an exempted organisation stay in their caravans on the site

  • Your site is used for a caravan club members social get-together.


Should you require assistance in Health & Safety issues, the Health & Safety Consultants Register can be found by following link in the box below.   

Please download this document for further details on caravan site licensing  Icon for pdf Camping & Caravanning Site Licence [17.39KB] , or, it is possible to apply on-line here:  Application for camping and caravan site licence

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