Starting a Touring Caravan Site

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: February 2016
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • What qualifications and skills are required?
  • Key market issues and trends
  • Trading, commercial and legal issues
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Touring caravan sites provide temporary pitches and facilities for caravan owners and are often established on suitable land made available by the site proprietor, for example as a result of farm diversification.

Caravan sites are subject to local authority licensing and planning permission, and the facilities they provide must meet minimum standards. These include the provision of fresh water points, electrical hook-ups, WCs, wash basins, showers and chemical waste disposal. There are certification schemes that make it possible to set up a caravan site with up to five pitches without requiring planning permission or a local authority licence.

This profile provides information about starting up and running a touring caravan site. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.

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