Camping site licence
If you allow your land to be used as a camping site by the public for more than 42 days consecutively or 60 days in a year, you require a licence from your local authority and conditions may be attached to this. There are exceptions for organisations that hold camping exemption certificates.
Where to find help
You can apply online to apply for or change a camp site licence on the Gov.UK website.
No provision in the legislation.
Application evaluation process
When an application is made it will be deemed to be made unconditionally unless the local authority give notice that the application is refused or conditions are attached.
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 local authority by the end of the target completion period.
You can expect to be contacted by the Team within 14 days of receipt of your application and subject to the site having the appropriate planning approval in place we would normally expect to let you know our decision on your application within 30 days of receipt.
Failed application redress
Please contact Cheshire West and Chester Council in the first instance.
If an applicant is refused a licence they may appeal to their local Magistrates' court.
Licence holder redress
Please contact Cheshire West and Chester Council in the first instance. A licence holder may appeal against a condition attached to a licence to their local Magistrates' court.
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, further information about making a complaint, can be found on the Information for Consumers page of this website.
Public register or database
The register of sites may be viewed by making an appointment through the office as detailed above