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Park (mobile) homes

Park home sites (also known as “Relevant Protected Sites”) are licensed by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council under the Caravan sites and Control of Development Act 1960 as amended by the Mobile Homes Act 2013.

To ensure certain standards are achieved, conditions may be placed on the licences which we think are appropriate, in addition we must take into account the set of model conditions that the government has produced and may add some or all of these conditions. The model conditions relate to:

  • density and spacing of park homes
  • road, gateways, paths and hardstandings
  • fire safety and firefighting equipment
  • storage of LPG cylinders
  • electrical installation
  • water, drainage and waste disposal
  • car parking and site notices.

The holder of the park home licence has a legal responsibility to comply with these conditions and it is normal for sites to be regularly inspected by the council to ensure that sites are not in breach.

Certain sites may be exempt from these requirements, for example if they are infrequently used or controlled by an exempted organisation such as the Caravan Club or are owned by BCP Council.

We enforce these site licence conditions with which the site owner must comply. Contact us if you’re concerned that your site does not comply with these conditions.

Site rules

Councils are required to lodge all site rules that have been properly adopted by park home sites. We do not have any enforcement powers to object or arbitrate on site rules that have been lodged. If you disagree or wish to challenge specific rules on your site you should seek legal advice, the Leasehold Advisory Service provides help and advice to residents about park rules.

The Register of licenced park home sites shows if a site has lodged a set of rules. Copies of individual site rules can be provided upon request. 

All site rules received by us are required to be published under Regulation 16 of the Mobile Homes (Site Rules) (England) Regulations 2014.

The site rules published on this page, as required by the above regulation, are an exact copy as received. We accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions regarding the site rules.

We do not endorse or approve these site rules and are not responsible for their content or enforcement.  

Licence fees and policy

 Mobile Home site licences Fees
 New park per home licence 
  • sites of 30 units or fewer - £324 
  • additional units - £40 per multiple of 30 units  
Annual licence fee per site
  • sites of 30 units or fewer - £148 
  • additional units - £40 per multiple of 30 units  
Transfer of a licence   £29 
Amendments to site licence conditions  £164 
Deposit of site rules - per set of rules 

£40 

See the Park Homes Fees Policy

Fit and Proper Person Register

Apply to be added to the Fit and Proper Person Register

Download the application form to apply to be added to the register.

Once completed, send your application form to us by email to parkhomes.enquiries@bcpcouncil.gov.uk.

Other applications

Site owners have 3 months to make an application if the circumstances relating to the nominated fit and proper person change in relation to an existing caravan site, for example:

  • if there is a transfer of a site licence
  • if there is a change in management of a site
  • if a person has been removed from the register by the local authority.

Contact us

Please email parkhomes.enquiries@bcpcouncil.gov.uk if you need to contact us.

Further information

Visit the GOV.UK park (mobile homes) website.  

Read information on the changes introduced by the Mobile Home Act 2013.