Holiday park call to action


Owners of holiday and residential parks as well as operators of camping and caravan sites in Cornwall are being urged to consider how new licence conditions may affect their business.

Stephens Scown lawyer Kirstie Apps

The Cornwall Council consultation on licence conditions closes at the end of the month, so owners need to make representations before then.

The licence conditions cover issues like spacing of tents or caravans, roads, maintenance of common areas, parking and provision of safety equipment. The review has been prompted by a need to harmonise site licence conditions following the formation of Cornwall Council from the six district and borough councils in 2009.

Kirstie Apps, an expert on holiday and residential park law at Stephens Scown, said: “Harmonisation is a good idea, because it will bring in consistency across Cornwall.

“However, I would urge all park or site owners to have a look at the conditions and if they feel that they will have difficulty in complying with them, they should make representations to the Council.

“Even if they are happy with the conditions, but need time to comply, it is in their interests to explain the situation to the Council now.”