What is a camping licence?
A campsite or camping pitch is a place used for overnight stay in an outdoor area. To run a camping site on your land, you will need a camping licence.
The purpose of a camping licence is to protect the health and safety of visitors to the site, including the residents that live around the site, requiring the site to comply with basic standards.
NOTE – You must have planning permission from your local council for the campsite before you apply for a camping licence.
As part of your camping licence, your local council may put conditions on the licence including, how the site should be laid out, how many tents or moveable structures are allowed and what toilet and washing facilities should be provided.
Your site may also be inspected by local authorities.
How to apply for a camping licence
Camp Licence applications must be made via your local council. You can find the contact details for your local council at the Official UK Government Website.