Residential mobile home sites also known as park home sites must be licenced under the Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013. Mixed sites with both residential and holiday homes must also be licenced under the Act, for the holiday and touring caravan part of the site the previous licence under the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 will continue to apply. Planning permission for residential caravans will need to be in place first before a licence can be issued.
Guidance on the Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013 can be found on the Welsh Government website. The website includes guidance for owners, managers and residents together with forms about buying, selling or living in a mobile home.
A useful resource on the legislation relating to Park Homes in Wales is the Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE) who provide free advice on the law.
The site owner or manager will need to be a ‘fit and proper’ person to hold a licence. This is included in the application form. Where there is a change in owner or manager this should be updated and a new application made as applicable.
There is a fee for a licence and the fees policy is available for reference.
Conditions are attached to licences and if site licence conditions are not complied with, enforcement action can be taken.
Site Licence conditions are designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of residents and covers aspects such as distances between mobile homes, lighting and site roads as examples.
The Site Licence Conditions are based on the Model Standards 2008 for Caravan Sites in Wales and are a condition of the Licence.
Site rules are not compulsory but where a site has rules they must be in accordance with The Mobile Homes (Site Rules)(Wales) Regulations 2014 which detail the procedure that a site owner must use when making, varying or deleting a site rule. They establish the process for consulting on proposed changes, grant appeal rights and require local authorities to keep and publish a register of site rules for sites in their area. Where a site has rules they will be available to view on line. More information about site rules and the process for reviewing them can be found on the Welsh Government website
Residential Mobile Home Sites in Flintshire and Site Rules
1. Hilton Park Station Road Talacre CH8 9RD
2. Millstone Caravan Park Hawarden Road Penyffordd Flintshire CH4 0JF
3. Red Dragon Caravan Park Llay Road Cefn-y-Bedd LL12 9UE
4. Vicarage Park Coast Road Ffynnongroyw Holywell CH8 9HA
5. Willow Brook Park Station Road Sandycroft CH5 2PT
6. Willow Park Caravan Site Gladstone Way Mancot Deeside CH5 2TX
How to apply and enquiries
Please contact the Health and Safety Enforcement Section by e.mail on email@example.com for an application form. To discuss your plans in advance or any further enquiries you can telephone us on 01352 703381. You can also contact us at the following address;
Health and Safety Enforcement Section
Flintshire County Council