Setting up your own campsite


The Camping and Caravanning Club is always on the lookout for potential locations for small caravan and camping sites known as Certificated Sites or CSs. We hold special exemptions from Natural England to establish small caravan and camping sites for our members, meaning that you won’t need planning permission or a site licence from your Local Authority.

Certificated Sites are permitted to accommodate up to 5 caravans or motorhomes, and 10 tents for a maximum of 28 consecutive days at any one time.

We are the oldest and largest Club of its kind to cover all forms of camping, so operating a Certificated Site with us can help to increase occupancy more than any other organisation. If you have at least half an acre of fairly level land, and are not next door to a licensed site, there’s a good chance you will qualify for Certificated Site status. Once the decision has been made to set up a site, we offer a ‘hand-holding’ process from start to finish and have a dedicated department on hand to help you from application all the way through to operation.

With our expertise and support and your unused land, you could soon be enjoying a more profitable income. If you’d like to apply to set up a small caravan and camping site, then all you have to do is download our ‘All You Need To Know Guide’ and then complete the online application form found below.








* Fee is subject to change, and payable prior to site certification