Caravan park homes public registers

Caravan park homes public registers

We maintain public registers of caravan sites, and fit and proper persons in the Chesterfield Borough Council area.

Our register of caravan sites, and register of fit and proper persons, are available to view below.


Caravan park homes public registers

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No one occupying land may use that land as a caravan site unless they hold a licence.

This is required by the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960. The 1960 Act gives the Council power to issue the licence and impose such conditions as the Council see fit. 

The council maintains a public register of residential mobile home/caravan sites in the borough of Chesterfield, detailing the site name and address, the licensees, and the maximum number of caravans allowed on each site (see below).


Register updated 9 October 2023:

Grasscroft Mobile Home Park (Residential)

Site address:
Glasshouse Lane, New Whittington, Chesterfield, S43 2DJ

Owner / licence holder:
Mr P Simmons

Maximum number of plots:
32

Date licence issued:

Licence granted 04/06/1980
Reissued 07/02/1985
Amended 06/04/1993
Amended 27/10/2017


Riverdale Mobile Home Park (Residential)

Site address:
Bent Lane, Staveley, Chesterfield, S43 3UG

Owner / licence holder:
Mr M Stapleton, Cathmal Ltd

Maximum number of plots:
81

Date licence issued:
Licence granted 24/11/1960
Reissued 26/04/1964
Reissued 01/05/1982
Reissued 05/10/2004
Reissued 03/02/2014

The 1983 Mobile Homes Act, inserted into the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 a requirement for site licence holder to be a fit and proper person if the site is a relevant protected site.

A relevant protected site is a site where caravans are used as a permanent residential accommodation all year round (also known as a park home sites). This does not include non-commercial family- owned sites. The 1960 Act (as amended) also requires for there to be a register of such fit and proper persons.

The Mobile Homes (Requirement for Manager of Site to be Fit and Proper Person) (England) Regulations 2020 apply to owners and licence holders of residential caravan sites. 

The purpose of the legislation is to improve the standards of park home site management, by introducing an assessment to ensure that the person responsible for managing the site is suitable and of good character, and as such does not pose a risk to the welfare or safety of persons occupying mobile homes on the site. The requirement for the person responsible for managing the site to be a fit and proper person is in addition to the requirement for a site to be licensed.

The fit and proper person requirement makes it an offence for a site licence holder to operate a park home site unless they, or their appointed manager, are a fit and proper person to do so. Under some circumstances the council have the power to appoint a fit and proper person to manage the site, with the owner's consent.

Chesterfield Borough Council has a policy concerning fit and proper person tests, the policy also includes details of fees and charges that are applicable. See our Residential caravan site licensing and fit and proper person test policy here.


Register updated 8 January 2024:

Grasscroft Mobile Home Park (Residential)

Site address:
Glasshouse Lane, New Whittington, Chesterfield, S43 2DJ

Relevant person's name and business contact details:
Mr P Simmons
Grasscroft Park Homes Limited 
Flat 1, Sunny View Caravan Park, Grange Lane, Wadworth, Doncaster DN11 9DR
07501 027933
joe@residentialparkhomes.co.uk  

Status of person: Occupier 

Register start date: 16/10/2023

Register end date: 16/10/2028

Conditions: None


Riverdale Mobile Home Park (Residential)

Site address:
Riverdale Park, Bent Lane, Staveley, Chesterfield, S43 3UG

Relevant person's name and business contact details:

Mr Malcolm Stapleton
Cathmal Limited
Cathmal Ltd c/o, Hodgson and Oldfield
20 Paradise Square, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2DE
01909 701818
cath5365@aol.com  

Status of person: Occupier 

Register start date: 08/01/2024

Register end date: 08/01/2029

Conditions: None

Information for park home residents in England on their rights and obligations under the Mobile Homes Act 1983 can be found on Gov.uk.

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Last updated on 08 January 2024