As the summer months get closer British holidaymakers flock to campsites across the UK. It is a lucrative business venture to pursue if you can get the land. Here at Stewart Management and Planning Solutions, we support our customers throughout a wide range of such planning matters. If you are looking to get planning approval for a campsite on your land, there are certain considerations you should have. There will be specific regulations and requirements of the local government and zoning laws in your area. Here are some general steps to consider:
Research local regulations.
Before you start planning your campsite, you should research the local planning regulations in your area. You can usually find this information on your local council’s website or by contacting your council’s local planning department.
Identify a suitable site.
Once you know the regulations, you can start looking for a suitable site for your campsite. Look for a location that is authorised for camping and has the necessary infrastructure in place, such as access roads, water supply, and sewage systems.
Develop a site plan.
You will need to create a detailed site plan for your campsite. This includes information about the layout of the site and the number of camping spots. It must also detail the location of any facilities such as bathrooms, showers, and fire pits.
Submit an application.
Once you have a site plan, you will need to apply for planning approval from the relevant local government department. The application will be subject to a fee. Furthermore, you will need to provide all the necessary documentation and information about your proposed campsite. However, not all campsites require planning permission so it is always worth discussing your proposals with a planning consultant first to avoid unnecessary expenses.
Be prepared to attend public meetings.
Campsite proposals often attract a lot of public interest and your planning application may be subject to public hearings or meetings, called by the council or local interest groups. As such, you will need to present your plans and answer questions from the public and local government officials.
Obtain necessary permits.
Once the planning application is approved, you will need to obtain any necessary permits, such as building permits and health and safety permits before you can start construction or operation of your campsite.
It is important to note that the process of getting planning approval for a campsite can be complex and time-consuming. It is a good idea to seek advice from a professional planner or consultant. We will help you navigate the process and ensure that your application meets all the planning and publicity requirements. You can speak to our team today for a free initial consultation. We offer both planning consultancy services and project management to support you throughout.