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West Dorset caravan site licence

All caravan sites whether touring, static holiday or residential require planning permission prior to opening.

Once planning permission has been given a site licence must be obtained from the council.

Licence summary

There is no fee for touring and static holiday sites. Licences are renewable on change of site licence operator, operator address and number of pitches. 

There are conditions attached to a site licence which must be complied with:

The site licence and its conditions must be prominently displayed at each site. Contact us if you require a copy of the site licence and conditions for a particular location.

Apply for a caravan site licence

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Alternatively you can complete an application form and return it to us:

Refused applications

You are advised to take up any issue with your local council first.

If you are a licence holder and you are refused an application to alter a condition, you 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.

Register of licensed caravan and camping sites

View the registers of licensed sites:

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