Caravan Site Licence
If you own or operate a caravan site in Northern Ireland, you must hold a site licence.
Licences are obtained from the district council where the land is situated. Applications must be made in writing and are subject to a fee.
You may be required to have permission to use the land as a caravan site under a planning order.
You must comply with any conditions attached to a site licence.
Conditions that may be attached to a licence will cover:
For a list of premises that currently hold Caravan Site Licences please contact the Environmental Health & Enforcement Section using the contact details below.
An application for a site licence can be made by the occupier of the land to the district council who govern the area where the land is situated.
There must also be relevant Planning Permission in force for the land in question.
A licence is no longer valid once the licence holder no longer is entitled to be the occupier of the land. The licence must be transferred to the new occupier except that a licence cannot be transferred to someone who has had a site licence revoked within the previous three years.
|Application Evaluation Process||Applications must be in writing or by electronic means and detail the land which is subject to the application.
There is a fee of £10 to apply for such a licence.
The following supporting documents are required:
Once issued, a site licence will be subject to terms and conditions which may require the periodic provision of other certification (for example in relation to electrical testing, testing of fire alarm and emergency lighting systems)
|Will Tacit Consent Apply?||
Yes. On receipt of an application, all supporting documentation and certification, and evidence that there is planning permission a Caravan Site Licence will be issued within two months. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority within this two month period. However, the applicant and the council can agree that a longer period shall be afforded to grant the licence where necessary.
For applications to alter conditions of licence: No. You may not assume that a condition has been altered until you have been notified as such by the Council. If the council has not determined the application within two months of receipt of the application to alter conditions then the application is deemed to be refused.
|Forms to download, print and post|
Tel: 028 2076 2225
Fax: 028 2076 9891
Environmental Health & Enforcement Section
Moyle District Council
7 Mary Street
|Failed Application Redress||Please contact Moyle District Council in the first instance.
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. Appeals against refusals of alterations to conditions relating to the dates and periods caravans may be on the site may be made to the Department of the Environment. The appeal must be made within 28 days of the written notification of the refusal.
|Licence Holder Redress||Please contact Moyle District Council in the first instance.
If a licence holder objects to a condition attached to their licence, they may appeal to the local Magistrates' court for the area where the land is situated. Appeals must be made within 28 days of the licence being issued and a notice of the appeal must be served to the district council. Appeals can also be made to the Department of the Environment within 28 days of the licence being issued.
The 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. Appeals against conditions relating to the dates and periods caravans may be on the site may be made to the Department of the Environment. The appeal must be made within 28 days of the written notification of the alteration.
|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.|
Any complaints about how a licensed site is run or operated should be made directly to the Environmental Health & Enforcement Section on 028 2076 2225, or by emailing email@example.com
|Trade Associations||Landlords' Association of Northern Ireland