Conditions may be attached to a licence.
There are exceptions for organisations that hold camping exemption certificates.
A summary of the eligibility criteria for this licence can be found in the Camping Sites: Public Health Act 1936.
There is no fee for this licence.
You may also need to liaise with the Environment Agency.
Will tacit consent apply?
Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted unless we give notice that the application is refused or conditions are attached by the end of the target completion period, which is 30 days after receipt of a valid application.
Timescales for processing an application do not start until all the necessary information has been received in full.
How to apply
Not happy with the outcome?
Lead Specialist - Environmental Health
South Somerset District Council
Brympton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2HT
SSDC telephone: 01935 462462
The Magistrates Court
Magistrates Court telephone: 01935 426281
If your application fails
If a licence holder is refused an application to alter a condition they may appeal to the local Magistrates' court. The appeal must be made within 28 days of the written notification of the refusal and a notice of appeal must be served on the local district council.
If you disagree with an altered condition
We may alter conditions at any time but must give licence holders the opportunity to make representations about the proposed changes. If a licence holder disagrees with the alterations they may appeal to the local Magistrates' court. The appeal must be made within 28 days of the written notification of the alteration and a notice of appeal must be served on the local district council.
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, the Citizen Advice Consumer Service will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
If you live in a caravan/mobile home and feel that site conditions are poor you should check the conditions on the site licence, which are required to be available on site for inspection. If any of the conditions are not being complied with or you can't get to see them, then contact the Housing Standards team for advice.
Association of Caravan and Camping Exempted Organisations
British Holiday & Home Parks Association (BH&HPA)
British Resorts and Destinations Association
Caravan Industry Training (CITO)
Federation of Tour Operators (FTO)
Group Travel Organisers Association (GTOA)
Hotel Marketing Association
National Caravan Council (NCC)