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Caravan and Camping Site Licence

Licence summary

To run a caravan site you need a licence from the local authority.
Conditions may be attached to a licence to cover any of 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
  • to ensure steps are taken enhance the land, including planting/replanting bushes and trees
  • fire safety and fire fighting controls
  • to ensure that sanitary and other facilities, services and equipment are supplied and maintained

Eligibility Criteria

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

Application Evaluation Process

Applications for site licences are made to the local authority in whose area the land situated.

Applications must be made using the Council’s application form. A lay-out plan of the site is also required.

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 Bradford Council by the end of the target completion period

Contact Details

Online form: General Licensing Enquiry Form
Email: licensingteam@bradford.gov.uk
Telephone: 01274 432240
Fax: 01274 741230

Address: Licensing Team
Environmental & Regulatory Services
3rd Floor North
Jacob's Well, Bradford
BD1 5RW

Apply online

Apply to run a caravan site or camp siteApply to run a caravan site or camp site

Tell us about a change to your existing caravan or camp siteTell us about a change to your existing caravan or camp site

Transfer a caravan or camp site licenceTransfer a caravan or camp site licence

Failed Application Redress

You are advised to take up any issue with the local authority first.

If a licence holder is refused an application to alter a condition they may appeal to the local 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 local district council.

Licence Holder Redress

You are advised to take up any issue with the local authority first.

If a licence holder wishes to appeal against a condition attached to a licence they may appeal to the local Magistrates' Court. The appeal must be made within 28 days of the licence being issued.

The local district 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 local 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 local district council.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the organisation by you - preferably in the form of a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other Redress

Bradford Council complaints procedure

Trade Associations