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Camping site licence

Licence summary

If 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.

Conditions may be attached to a licence.

There are exceptions for organisations that hold camping exemption certificates.

Eligibility Criteria

No provision in the legislation

Regulation Summary

A summary of the eligibility criteria for this licence

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 Period 56 calendar days.

See Licence Application Fees.


Public Protection Services, Guildhall, Wrexham LL11 1AY

Phone: 01978 292040
Email: healthandhousing@wrexham.gov.uk

Apply online

Apply to run a caravan site or camp site

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

Failed Application Redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

If an applicant is refused a licence they may appeal to their local Magistrates' court.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact your Local Authority 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 a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice Consumer Service will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Trade Associations

Association of Caravan and Camping Exempted Organisations (ACCEO)

British Holiday & Home Parks Association (BH&HPA)

British Resorts and Destinations Association

Caravan Industry Training (CITO)

Federation of Tour Operators (FTO)

Group Travel Organisers Association (GTOA)

Hotel Marketing Association

National Caravan Council (NCC)