Caravan and Camping Site Licence

Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960

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Licence Summary

To run a caravan and camping site within the Moray area you need a licence from The Moray Council.

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.

Regulation Summary

Standards approved by The Moray Council for Holiday Caravan Sites.

Standards approved by The Moray Council for Residential Caravan Sites.

The following plans should be submitted in duplicate with the application.

  1. Site plan to a scale of not less than 1:2500.

  2. Plan to a scale of 1:100 showing the details of the buildings such as toilet blocks, stores and other buildings

  3. Layout plan to a scale of not less than 1:500 showing the boundaries of the site, position of the caravan standings, roads and footpaths, toilet blocks, stores and other buildings, drainage and water supply systems, recreation and car parking space, fire precautions.

Application Evaluation Process

Applications for site licences are made to The Moray Council in whose area the land situated.

Applications must be in writing, should detail the land the application concerns and any other information required by The Moray Council.

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 Moray Council by the end of the target completion period

Fees

There is no fee for this application.

Apply Online

 Apply online to run a caravan site or camp site or to tell us about a change to your existing caravan or camp site.

Failed Application Redress

You are advised to take up any issue with The Moray Council first.

If a licence holder is refused an application to alter a condition they may appeal to the Sheriff. 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 Moray Council.

Licence Holder Redress

You are advised to take up any issue with The Moray Council first, see contact details below.

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

The Moray 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 Sheriff. 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 Moray Council.

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, Citizens Advice Consumer Services will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other Redress

E.g. about noise, pollution, etc. Also should one licence holder complain about another.

Trade Associations

British Holiday & Home Parks Association (BH&HPA)

Caravan Industry Training (CITO)

Federation of Tour Operators (FTO)

Group Travel Organisers Association (GTOA)

Hotel Marketing Association

National Caravan Council (NCC)

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environmentalhealth@moray.gov.uk

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