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Camping site licence

Licence summary

In partnership with EUGO LogoIf 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

Apply online

You can apply online to apply for or change a camp site licence on the Gov.UK website.

General enquiries

Eligibility criteria

No provision in the legislation.

Regulation summary

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.

Target completion

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.

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, 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

Trade associations

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