We have a duty to issue caravan site licences to all caravan sites within Carmarthenshire providing that the applicant has valid planning permission.
We like to see and encourage good standards at our caravan sites for the pleasure and enjoyment of our community as well as tourists who visit the area.
We respond to complaints about unsatisfactory caravans and caravan sites and we carry out regular programmed inspections of caravan sites to ensure that they are complying with their site licence conditions. Likewise if you are aware of any caravan sites that do not have a licence and do registered with the Camping and Caravaning Club you can report them to the Home Improvement Team on 01267 234567.
The use of land as a caravan site requires a Caravan Site Licence (but there are some exceptions) and the Council attach conditions to the licence. Relaxation of conditions may be allowed in certain circumstances. If site licence conditions are not being met we are able to take enforcement action. Whenever possible the Officers will discuss any contravention with the site operator at the time of inspection of the site and will in any case notify the site operator in writing shortly afterwards. Reasonable time scales will be allowed for each contravention to be put right.
Site Licence conditions are designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of caravan occupants and their visitors and covers such issues as drainage, distances between caravans, fire safety and so on.
Carmarthenshire County Council is currently updating their Site Licence conditions in line with the Model Standards published by the Department for Communities and Local Government which were published in April 2008.
• Application form for licence
• Mobile Homes Act 1983: http://www.opsi.gov.uk/RevisedStatutes/Acts/ukpga/1983/cukpga_19830034_en_1
• Caravan sites and control of development act 1960: http://www.opsi.gov.uk/RevisedStatutes/Acts/ukpga/1960/cukpga_19600062_en_1
• Camping and Caravanning Club:
• Model Standards