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Park homes

Park home sites (also known as “Relevant Protected Sites”) are licensed by Dorset 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:

  • the density and spacing of park homes
  • roads, gateways, paths and hard standings
  • fire safety
  • storage of LPG cylinders
  • the electrical installation
  • the water supply, drainage and waste disposal facilities
  • 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 Dorset Council.

If you are concerned whether a site complies with its conditions you should contact us. 

List of Licenced sites, site rules and fees policy 

See the register of licenced park home sites in Dorset.

Site rules

Councils are required to lodge all site rules that have been properly adopted by park home sites. Dorset Council does 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. 

Licensing fees

The licensing fees policy for each of the former council areas in Dorset are:

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