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Mobile homes and caravan parks


Information about licensing of caravan sites and details of caravan sites available for the travelling community.

Mobile homes and caravan sites

The Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 prohibits the use of any land as a caravan site, unless it has a licence.

Licence conditions may include:

  • caravan type (e.g. static or touring)
  • permitted number of caravans
  • the provision of amenities
  • other requirements

Our Private Sector Housing team inspect certain caravan sites annually to ensure that licence conditions are being adhered to. Complaints from members of the public are also investigated.

There are certain types of caravan sites which do not need to be licensed.

  • Contact the Private Sector Housing team for further information about caravan sites.

Travellers sites

Stockton Council owns and manages a site for travellers at Bowesfield Lane, Stockton. The site has twenty-seven plots each looked after by a resident warden.

There is often a waiting list for people who wish to stay on this site.

We are currently carrying out a consultation about possible additional caravan sites for travellers.

Contact the Housing Options Team for further information about travellers sites - tel: 01642 528389; email: