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Park Homes in West Dorset and Weymouth & Portland

Licencing fees

West Dorset District Council Park Home Fees Policy

Weymouth & Portland Park Home Fees Policy

Mobile Home Sites 

Sites are licensed by the council under the  Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960. The site licence relates to the following areas:

  • density and spacing of park homes

  • road, gateways, paths and hard standings

  • fire safety and fire fighting equipment

  • storage of LPG cylinders

  • electrical installation

  • water, drainage and waste disposal

  • car parking and site notices

Any site with communal facilities such as laundry, toilet blocks, function rooms or where units are rented out, the site owner shall carry out and make available the latest version of the fire risk assessment required under the  Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 for inspection by residents and when demanded, a copy of the risk assessment shall be made available to Dorset Fire and Rescue.

Sites are regularly inspected by the council but we are happy to investigate enquiries by residents about their park and discuss the issues with the site owners.

Does Tacit Approval apply to Park Home site licences?

No, it is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard within 28 days, please contact the Housing Improvement Team.

Site rules

Please note that West Dorset and Weymouth & Portland Councils do not have any enforcement powers to object to site rules and you should seek legal advice if you disagree with rules in place for your site.

You can get advice on site rules from the  Leasehold Advisory Service.

Below are the site rules that have been deposited with West Dorset and Weymouth & Portland Councils.

Disclaimer regarding Mobile Homes Site Rules

All site rules received by the council are required to be published under Regulation 16 of the  Mobile Homes (Site Rules) (England) Regulations 2014. The site rules published on this page, as required by the above regulation, are an exact copy as received. The council accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions regarding the site rules.

In addition the local authority;

1) does not endorse or approve these site rules and

2) is not responsible for their content or enforcement

Further information on the changes introduced by the  Mobile Homes Act 2013 can be obtained from the  Department for Communities and Local Government.

The Government has also extended the role of the  Leaseholder Advisory Service so that park home residents can contact them for help and advice. You may find this particularly helpful for matters where the local authority does not have a role such as site rules, pitch fees or the selling/gifting of park homes.

West Dorset sites

Cerne Villa Park Site Rules

Handborough Park Site Rules

Montevideo Park Site Rules

Morn Gate Park Site Rules

Oakland Park Site Rules

Quarr Lane Park Site Rules

Rowlands Park Site Rules

Swanbridge Park Site Rules

Upton Glen Park Site Rules

Weymouth & Portland sites

Broadcroft Gardens Site Rules

Weston Mobile Home Park Site Rules


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