“Do I need planning permission for a static caravan on my own land?” Well, that has to be one of our most frequently asked questions. So to help out, here are a few general pointers …
How about for a self-build or renovation project?
If you are using a static caravan to live in for self build or renovation, there should be no problem obtaining permission for the static caravan.
But although planning permission for static in garden is not usually a problem in the majority of areas, every local authority is different. So, Byron always recommends consulting with your local council. This way, you can check the relevant planning rules, regulations or covenants in your area.
Questions usually arise around the fact that a static caravan shouldn’t actually be static as far as planning is concerned …
Look at the type of land
If the good life is beckoning and you want to live in a static caravan on a plot of private land, it will be necessary to apply for planning permission. There are all sorts of rules and variations to this and the first consideration will be what type of private land you’re proposing to put the static onto. For example:
When it’s not within the garden footprint of the home, gaining planning permission for a static caravan can still be possible. Factors the local authority will consider are likely to be: