Bridgend County Borough Council,Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB

Tel: 01656 643643
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CaravanĀ and Camping Sites

The Caravan and Control of Development Act 1960 makes it illegal to use land for a caravan and or camp site without an appropriate site licence issued by the local authority (subject to exemptions outlined below).

The Public Protection Department provides licences for touring, static holiday, residential caravan and camping sites within the Bridgend. We can also help anyone who wishes to make a complaint about standards on a caravan or camp site.

Licences place conditions on site owners to ensure that the sites are operated in a safe and healthy manner.

If you are the new owner of an existing caravan site, you will need to apply for the licence to be transferred from the previous owner to your name. The previous owner must confirm in writing to us that they agree to do this.


You do not need a caravan or camp site licence for the following:

  • A caravan kept within the grounds of a house. To be exempt from needing a licence, the caravan cannot be occupied separately to the house
  • A single caravan sited in the same place for not more than two consecutive nights, up to a maximum of 28 days in any 12 months
  • Up to three caravans on a site of not less than five acres for a maximum of 28 days in any 12 months
  • Sites occupied by exempted organisations such as the Caravan Club
  • Sites of up to five caravans certified by an exempt organisation and which are for members only
  • Sites for temporary purposes such as caravan rallies, agricultural and forestry workers, building and engineering sites and travelling salesmen
  • A tent site which is used for less than 42 days consecutively or 60 days in total in any consecutive 12 months.

For advice please contact Public Protection.

Last Updated: 16/07/2013
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