Park Homes in West Dorset and Weymouth & Portland
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
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.
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