Mobile Homes

The Caravan and Control of Development Act 1960 requires the Council to licence sites that have gained or are in the process of obtaining the required planning permission to operate as a recognised caravan, mobile home or park home site.

On 26 March 2013 the Government passed the Mobile Homes Act 2013 (MHA 2013) which is designed to give greater protection to occupiers of residential caravan and mobile homes on “relevant protected sites” or residential sites.

Changes to the sale/gifting of park homes

From 26 May 2013 this legislation introduced changes to the sale/gifting of park homes and amendments to existing implied terms relating to the annual pitch fee review procedure on parks.

Site Rules

Site Rules - depositing with the Local Authority, and the Local Authority Register of Site Rules

The Mobile Homes (Site Rules) (England) Regulations 2014 prescribe the procedure for the making, variation and deletion of site rules on residential mobile home parks. Site Licence Holders must follow a set procedure for changes to be made to “site rules” for a permanent residential home site.

Once the rules have been agreed, they must be deposited with the local authority and we will publish them on our website. Please note that Amber Valley Borough Council does not have any enforcement powers to object to site rules and you should seek legal advice if you disagree with rules in place for your site. Advice on site rules can be obtained from Lease –

Below are the site rules that have been deposited with Amber Valley Borough Council.

‘Disclaimer’ regarding Mobile Homes Site Rules:

All Site Rules received by Amber Valley Borough Council are required to be published under Regulation 16 of the Mobile Homes (Site Rules) (England) Regulations 2014. The Site Rules that are published to the Register as required by the above Regulation are an exact copy as presented to Amber Valley Borough Council. The Council accepts no responsibility if there are errors or omissions regarding the site rules.


  1. The Local Authority does not endorse or approve these Site Rules
  2. The Local Authority is not responsible for their content or enforcement 


     Date of Deposit           Site          Site Rules    
    December 2014      Cupola Park         Click here
    September 2014      Merebrook     Click here
    August 2015      Bermeranda         Click here

Changes to licensing and the introduction of licence fees

The MHA 2013 introduced some important changes to park home site licensing on 1 April 2014. The Local Authority will charge site owners a fee for applying for a site licence, for amendments or transfers of existing licences, and for the majority of the sites in our Borough, an annual fee for existing site licenses.

Changes to the enforcement of site licence breaches

Local Authorities can serve compliance notices on site owners where site licence conditions are breached. These notices will set out what the site owner needs to do to correct the breaches and the timescales, there is a fee charged for this enforcement. Failure to comply with the notice would be a criminal offence.

Further advice

Further information on the changes introduced by the MHA 2013 can be obtained from the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) website.

The Government has also extended the role of the Leaseholder Advisory Service (LEASE) (Tel: 020 7383 9800) so that park home residents can contact them for help and advice. This will be particularly helpful for matters where the Local Authority does not have a role such as site rules, pitch fees or the selling/gifting of park homes.

Contact Details
Rate This Page

Thank you for rating our page as .

Your feedback is very important as it enables us to continually improve our site to meet your needs.

Please give a brief explanation of why you considered this page to be  and click on the submit button below to confirm your rating.

+ Additional Contact details (optional)

If you have a general comment or complaint about the Council's services, please visit our comments or complaints page.
rate page as good  rate page as average  rate page as poor 

Do you need further information?

If for some reason you are unable to find the information which you require on our website, you can contact us by the following methods.

address logoAmber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT
address logo01773 570222 *Calls are recorded for quality and training purposes
address logoComplete our online enquiry form
address logoText the word COUNCIL followed by your message to 60060 *Standard network rates apply
This site uses simple text files called 'cookies' to collect statistics about the number of people using the website, but they don't tell us who you are. Cookies help us keep the site relevant and up-to-date. By continuing to browse the site you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more