The site licence is ordinarily issued
automatically on application once planning
permission has been obtained. There is no fee for this licence.
The local authority can determine what conditions ought to be
attached to the site licence.
Where the applicant already has planning
permission when they provide the particulars, the local authority
must issue the licence within two months of the particulars being
given. If planning permission is not obtained until later, the
licence must be issued within six weeks of the permission being
obtained. In each case the period may be extended by written
agreement between the applicant and the local authority.
Generally, there is no expiry date for a site
licence. However, if the relevant planning permission is for a
limited period, the site licence must expire at the same time as
the planning permission.
Transfer of the site licence
If a site licence holder ceases to be the
occupier of the land, they may, with the local authority’s consent,
transfer the licence to the person who becomes the occupier of the
Power of entry
Under Section 26 (1) of the Act, authorised
officers of the Authority have the right to enter, at all
reasonable hours (after having given twenty-four hours’ notice)
land which is used as a caravan site or in respect of an
application for a site licence has been made.