Caravan Park/Home Site Licensing

The Caravan Sites and Control of Development act 1960

Land owners must not allow their land to be used as a caravan site unless it holds a valid site licence other than for certain exemptions such as:

  • Incidental use within the boundary of a dwelling house
  • Sites approved by certain organisations i.e. caravan club etc.
  • Building and engineering sites
  • Travelling Showman sites
  • Sites occupied by the Local Authority

Licence Conditions


Housing fees

How do I apply?

Apply Online

Paper Application

Licence Summary

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. The application must be in writing and valid planning permission must be obtained before a licence can be issued. Licences will not be issued to applicants who have had a site licence revoked within three years of the current application.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

No. It is in the public interest that Mid Sussex District Council must process your application before it can be granted. 

Fees Policy for Park Homes

View the policy

Public Register

Public register of Caravan site licences in Mid Sussex 


Tel: (01444) 477292