Camping Site Licence

Licence summary

Camping Site Licences are issued under the Public Health Act 1936 by Worcestershire County Council.

No fee is payable.

The need for a Licence only arises if the site is used for more than forty-two consecutive days, or for more than sixty days in any consecutive twelve months.

It should be noted that the use of the land for a camping site for more than twenty-eight days in the total of any calendar year will give rise to the need to obtain Planning Permission.

Licences are issued with conditions that are appropriate for the site concerned.

They normally relate to the layout of the site (in respect of fire safety) and provision of facilities such as sanitary facilities.

There are exceptions for organisations that hold camping exemption certificates.

Eligibility Criteria

No provision in the legislation

Regulation Summary

A summary of the law about camping sites

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 - you can carry on as though licensed if you don't here from us after 28 days. If you have not heard from us within 28 days, please contact us.

You can do this online here, if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.

Apply online

Please contact Worcestershire County Council for details

Failed Application Redress

Please contact Worcershire County Council in the first instance.

Applicants can appeal to the Magistrates' Court if the County Council refuse to grant an application.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact Worcershire County Council in the first instance.

Applicants can appeal to the Magistrates' Court if we refuse to grant an application, or where we apply unreasonable conditions.

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 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.
 
Contact our environmental protection team to deal with issues of public health, or statutory nuisance (noise etc).

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