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Licensing

Caravan and camping site licence

Apply for a caravan and camping site licence.

Licence summary

To run a caravan and camping site you need a licence from the local authority.

Conditions will 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.

Please note that if you pay by credit card you must pay a 2% administration charge.

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.

Application evaluation process

  • Applications for site licences are made to the local authority 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 local authority.

Will 'Tacit Consent' apply?

Yes, where the local authority fails to make a decision within six months of receipt of the application, the licence is deemed to be granted or renewed.

What happens if I don't hear from the council within the specified time?

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

Fee

  • There is no fee for a caravan and camping site licence.

Apply online

Failed application redress

You are advised to take up any issue with:

East Renfrewshire Council
Environmental Health Section,
Capelrig House,
Capelrig Road,
Newton Mearns
G77 6NH

Telephone 0141 577 3782

If a licence holder is refused an application to alter a condition they may appeal to the Sheriff at:

Paisley Sheriff court,
St. James St,
Paisley.

The appeal must be made within 28 days of the written notification of the refusal and a notice of appeal must be served on East Renfrewshire Council.

Licence holder redress

You are advised to take up any issue with East Renfrewshire Council Environmental Health Section first.

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

East Renfrewshire 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  the Sheriff at Paisley Sheriff Court, St. James St, Paisley . The appeal must be made within 28 days of the written notification of the alteration and a notice of appeal must be served on East Renfrewshire 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 follow UK government: Consumer rights 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.

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