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Sites for accommodating park homes and caravans require both planning permission and a site licence from the local council.
Unfortunately, the law does not currently recognise the difference between the type of home, classing them all as ‘temporary structures’ without the normal permitted development rights, meaning that almost any form of development whatsoever needs planning permission – strictly speaking, from a porch extension to a new boundary fence or a flower bed.
In issuing a site licence, Councils have the power to attach conditions, but must have regard to the ‘Model Standards’ and if the licence is already in existence, they must also consult with the licence holder. We are able to apply for licences or appeal the imposition of conditions if the statutory requirements have not been met. We also defend prosecutions for non-compliance.
Unlike many other consultancies, we have considerable experience in dealing with national companies and one off sites; overcoming issues on behalf of site owners and residents.
We can help prepare and submit planning permission applications as well as draft other agreements or contracts in relation to licensing and enforcement, or if the need arise, represent clients on appeals.