Mobile home parks, caravan and camping sites
The council monitors the conditions of all the sites within the borough to ensure that the conditions of the site licence are being maintained.
If you wish to purchase an existing licensed site or wish to create a new mobile home site within the borough of Basingstoke and Deane please be aware of the information below.
On this page
You must ensure that you are entitled to use the land as a caravan site before you apply for a site licence. Find out if you need planning permission to use the land as a caravan site.
Once the relevant permission has been granted you can apply for a site licence below.
A licence will not be issued to anyone who has held a licence which has been revoked within the three years from the date of the new application.
Apply for a license
Conditions may be attached to the license to cover the following:-
- restricting when caravans can be on the site for human habitation or restricting the number of caravans that can be on the site at any one time
- controlling the types of caravans on the site
- controlling the positioning of the caravans or regulating the use of other structures and vehicles including tents
- to ensure steps are taken to enhance the land, including planting/replanting bushes and trees
- fire safety and fire fighting controls to ensure that sanitary and other facilities, services and equipment are supplied and maintained
A copy of the site license and associated conditions should be clearly displayed on the site noticeboard.
The local authority issues licenses under the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 and Mobile Homes Act 2013, and conditions associated with the licenses are guided by the Model Standards.
A list of all licensed sites within the borough can be downloaded below.
The Local Authority also carries out Fit and Proper Person checks on Mobile Home Site owners and managers under The Mobile Homes (Requirement for Manager of Site to be Fit and Proper Person (England) Regulations 2020.
Information for current home occupiers
From May 2013, a Mobile Homes Act has been implemented within England which amends various sections of both the Mobile Homes Act 1983 and Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960, improving the rights of residents and increasing the powers of the local authority.
Selling your Home
Regulations under the Mobiles Homes Act 2013 now make selling your mobile home much easier. All site rules which interfere with gifting or selling your home are banned. For more information please visit the GOV.UK webpage on selling your mobile home.
Alterations to home site plots
Should you wish to make any alteration or improvement to your park you should seek the consent of the site owner prior to the work commencing. The site owner should approach the licensing authority for its comments.
The site owner may refuse permission should the proposal result in a contravention of the site licence conditions. Should the site owner unreasonably withhold consent, or you wish to make a complaint about the site or site owner, please contact a member of the Housing Standards Team.
Site rules are part of the contract between the home owner and the site owner. The council is required to keep and publish a register of site rules. We will update this page when we are notified by site owners that site rules are in force or have been changed. Apart from Attwood Close, the site rules that appear below have been written by the site owners and not Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.