Residential caravan sites
The Mobile Homes Act 2013 is designed to give greater protection to occupiers of residential caravan sites.
Permanent residential sites, known as relevant protected sites, are caravan parks which have planning permission to have residents living there as their main residence throughout the year. A holiday park isn't a protected site.
Any site for the sole use of the owner and their families and not run for financial gain is exempt.
Most residential caravan sites have rules that are prepared by the site owner to ensure acceptable standards are maintained for the benefit of both owners and residents. Owners need to consult their residents about the site rules they wish to introduce and if residents do not agree with these, they can appeal the decision to a tribunal.
Once the rules have been agreed they must be provided to us to publish on our website. Please see the table below for residential park site rules in County Durham.
|Park||Site rules||Fit and proper person|
|Durham Park||Patrick Quinn|
|Evergreen Park||Robert Drummond|
|Finchale Abbey Park||Zoe MacDonald|
|Fineburn Park||Angela Wallace|
|Low Carrs Park||Gilbert Maguire|
|Prospect Place Park||Gillian Carter|
Please note: Site rules are provided to us by individual residential caravan sites. If you require any of these documents in an alternative format please contact us.
We cannot object to site rules. If you disagree with the rules in place for your site you will need to seek legal advice.
Fit and proper person test
The Government has introduced a new requirement under the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 called the Fit and Proper Person test.
We can issue this approval for between one and five years after which time the person must reapply. An approval may have conditions attached if we consider it appropriate.
The table above shows the current "fit and proper person for each site.
Further details regarding this requirement can be found at Gov.uk: Mobile homes fit and proper person test.
Under the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 if any part of your land is to be used as a residential caravan site you must first get a Caravan and camping site licence from us.
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