Caravan sites: Fit and proper person

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About the regulations

This page explains The Mobile Homes (Requirement for Manager of Site to be Fit and Proper Person) (England) Regulations 2020, which 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 we have the power to appoint a fit and proper person to manage the site, with the owner's consent.

Applications

You can apply for the fit and proper person test by downloading and completing the application form below:

Icon for word Fit and Proper Person Application Form [89.52KB]

The initial application period for existing sites was between 1 July 2021 and midnight on 30 September 2021. Existing site owners must apply again if the circumstances relating to the nominated fit and proper person change in relation to an existing caravan site; for example:

  • transfer of site licence
  • change in management of the site
  • removal of a person from the register by the local authority

In such cases, you will have 3 months to make a new application, so long as the change in circumstances has been notified to us within 28 days. Notify us or submit applications by Email to eandr@nfdc.gov.uk. If we do not receive notification within this 28 day timescale, you must apply within this 28-day period.

Exempt sites

A site is exempt from the requirement for a fit and proper person if it is "a non-commercial family occupied site". This is a site only occupied by members of the same family and not being run on a commercial basis. See the GOV.UK - legislation website for more details.

Fees

  • Application for entry on the Fit and Proper Persons Register: £214
  • Yearly fee for existing entry on the Fit and Proper Persons register:
    • £30 - 1 condition (plus a standard condition requiring payment of the fee)
    • £60 - 2 conditions (plus a standard condition requiring payment of the fee)
    • £90 - 3 or more conditions (plus a standard condition requiring payment of the fee)
  • Local Authority appointed site manager: recovery from the occupier of reasonable costs incurred in making the appointment.

What we consider

To be sure that the relevant person is a fit and proper person to manage the site, and to add them to the register, we will consider:

  • the owner's past compliance with the site licence
  • the long term maintenance of the site
  • whether the person has a sufficient level of competence to manage a site
  • the management structure and funding arrangements for the site or proposed management structure and funding arrangements

We also consider whether the relevant person:

  • has the right to work within the UK
  • has committed any offence involving fraud or other dishonesty, violence, arson or drugs or listed in Schedule 3 to the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (offences attracting notification requirements)
  • has contravened any provision of the law relating to housing, caravan sites, mobile homes, public health, planning or environmental health or of landlord and tenant law
  • has contravened any provision of the Equality Act 2010 in, or in connection with, the carrying on of any business
  • has harassed any person in, or in connection with, the carrying on of any business
  • has had an application rejected by any other local authority
  • is or has been personally insolvent within the past 10 years
  • is or has been disqualified from acting as a company director within the last 10 years

We also may consider the conduct of any person associated or formerly associated with the relevant person (whether on a personal, work or other basis), if it appears that the person's conduct is relevant. We can also consider any evidence on any other relevant matters.
 

Register of fit and proper persons

Site name and address

Relevant person name and business contact details

Status of person

 

Register start date

Register end date

Conditions

Chilly Hill Caravan Park

Chilly Hill, Abbotswell Road, Blissford, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 2JF

Mr Jonathan Vize

Chilly Hill Management Company Ltd, 145 Botley Road, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1XN
01494 775306
jonvize@hotmail.com

Partner

18/10/2021

17/10/2026

None

Church Farm Close

Site Office, Church Farm Close, Dibden, Southampton, SO45 5TG

Mrs Hazel Hull

Site Office, Church Farm Close, Dibden, Southampton, SO45 5TG
023 8084 3377
churchfarmoffice@berkeleyparks.co.uk

Manager

03/11/2021

02/11/2026

None

Crystal Hollow

Southampton Road, Godshill, Fordingbridge, SP6 2JJ

Mr Adrian Evans

Away Resorts Ltd, IMEX Building, 557-559 Maxted Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7DX
01425 651256
adrian.evans@awayresorts.co.uk

General
Manager

11/10/2021

10/10/2026

None

Drapers Copse Mobile Home Park

Drapers Copse, Dibden, Southampton, SO45 5TP

Mr James Percy

General Estates Company Ltd, Hotspur House, Hythe, Southampton, SO45 6AU
023 8235 3882
james@general-estates.co.uk

Director

12/10/2021

11/10/2026

None

Fleur de Lys Park

Pilley Street, Pilley, Lymington, SO41 5QG

Mrs Kathleen Fitzgerald

11 Fleur De Lys Park, Pilley, Lymington, SO41 5QJ
07549 867849
kathleenfitzgerald10@hotmail.com

Owner

28/09/2021

27/09/2026

None

King George Mobile Home Park

Christchurch Road, New Milton, BH25 6QJ

Mr S Musto

Thistles, Little Addington, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 4AX
01536 522155
enquiries@simonmusto.co.uk

Owner

10/09/2021

09/10/2026

None

Knightcrest Mobile Home Park

65 Milford Road, Everton, Lymington, SO41 0BA

Mr Henry Simmons

Knightcrest Park Homes Ltd, The Office, Pinehurst Park Homes, West Moor, Ferndown, BH22 0BW
08000 302010
info@residentialparkhomes.co.uk

Director01/10/202130/09/2026None

Lime Kiln Lane Estate

Lime Kiln Lane, Holbury, SO45 2HF

Mr James Percy

General Estates Company Ltd, Hotspur House, Hythe, Southampton, SO45 6AU
023 8235 3882
james@general-estates.co.uk

Director

12/10/2021

11/10/2026

None

Lumby Mobile Home Park

Lumby Drive, Ringwood, BH24 IJL

L. Powell

Felstead Manor, Long Lane, Stanwell, Middlesex, TW19 7AN
01784 258255
lianne@wvc.co.uk

Manager

11/10/2021

10/10/2026

None

Naish Estate and Caravan Park

Naish Lodge, The Park, Naish Estate, Christchurch Road, New Milton, BH25 7RH

Mr Neil Sykes

Hoburne Naish, Christchurch Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 7RE
01425 273586
neil.sykes@hoburne.com

General
Manager

20/10/2021

19/10/2026

None

New Forest Park

West Common, Blackfield, Langley, Southampton, SO45 IXP

Mr J Dunn

SRG Park Holdings Ltd Unit 4 Shipton Way Express Business Park Rushden Northants NN10 6GL
01933 427421 Ext 491
info@homerpark.co.uk

Manager/
Director

02/11/2021

01/11/2026

None

Owlpen Caravan Site

148 Burley Road, Bransgore, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 8DB

Mr T W Bowling

Owlpen, 148 Burley Road, Bransgore, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 8DB
01425 672875
owlpen@hotmail.com

Partner

05/10/2021

04/10/2026

None

Pilgrim Mobile Home Park

Southampton Road, Ringwood, BH24 1TQ

L. Powell

Felstead Manor, Long Lane, Stanwell, Middlesex, TW19 7AN
01784 258255
lianne@wvc.co.uk

Manager

11/10/2021

10/10/2026

None

Sandy Balls Holiday Village

Sandy Balls Estate, Godshill, Fordingbridge, SP6 2JZ

Mr Adrian Evans

Away Resorts Ltd. IMEX Building, 557-559 Maxted Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7DX 
01425 651256
adrian.evans@awayresorts.co.uk

General Manager

04/10/2021

03/10/2026

None

Solent Grange

Solent Grange, New Lane, Milford on Sea, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 0UQ

Ms Kerry Murphy

Milford on Sea Park Ltd, Royale House, 1550 Parkway, Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 7AG
03301 221945
kerry.murphy@royalelife.com

Manager

05/11/2021

04/11/2026

None

Stubbings Meadow Caravan Park

The Bridges, Ringwood, BH24 1EB

Ms Sarah Stanley

Dorset View, Louse Lane, Spetsbury, Dorset, DT10 9EG.
01258 858728
sarah.stan@hotmail.co.uk

Manager

12/10/2021

11/10/2026

None

Thatched Cottage Mobile Home Park

Southampton Road, Lyndhurst, SO43 7BW

Mr James Percy

General Estates Company Ltd, Hotspur House, Hythe, Southampton, SO45 6AU
023 8235 3882
james@general-estates.co.uk

Director

12/10/2021

11/10/2026

None

The Copse Mobile Home Park

Bourne Lane, Woodlands, Southampton, SO40 7GU

Mr James Percy

General Estates Company Ltd, Hotspur House, Hythe, Southampton, SO45 6AU
023 8235 3882
james@general-estates.co.uk

Director

12/10/2021

11/10/2026

None

The Orchard Mobile Home Park

Bourne Lane, Woodlands, SO40 7GW

Mr James Percy

General Estates Company Ltd, Hotspur House, Hythe, Southampton, SO45 6AU
023 8235 3882
james@general-estates.co.uk

Director

12/10/2021

11/10/2026

None

Westwood and Glendene Mobile Home Park

Westwoods Park, Bashley Cross Road, New Milton, BH25 5TB

Pending

Haulfryn Group Limited, Edgeley Holiday Park, Farley Green, Albury, Guildford, GU5 9DW

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-

-

Whitehaven Caravan Park

Whitehaven House, Northampton Lane, Blackfield, Southampton, SO45 1WR

Mr G Hughes

Whitehaven Caravan Park, Whitehaven House, Northampton Lane, Blackfield, SO45 1WR
023 8089 7641
glendajhughes@hotmail.com

Partner

03/09/2021

02/09/2026

None

Whitehaven Home Park

Chapel Lane, Blackfield, SO45 1YZ

Mr R Humphry

Manor House, Winterborne Zelston, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 9EU
01929 459538
whitehaven@whitehavenhomepark.co.uk

Director

22/09/2021

21/09/2026

None

Woodlands Mobile Home Park

Woodlands Park, Stopples Lane, Hordle, Lymington, SO41 0JB

Mr Henry Simmons

Woodlands Park Homes Ltd, The Office, Pinehurst Park Homes, West Moor, Ferndown, BH22 0BW
08000 302010
info@residentialparkhomes.co.uk

Director01/10/202130/09/2026None

Yew Tree

Crabbswood Lane, Sway, SO41 6EQ

Mr David Farwell

Tower View, Crabbswood Lane, Sway, SO41 6EQ
01590 684042
david@farwells.co.uk

Manager

05/10/2021

04/10/2026

None

Contact us

For further information about caravan licensing and the a fit and proper person, please contact us using the details below.

Email: eandr@nfdc.gov.uk

Phone: 023 8028 5411

Food and Safety Team
New Forest District Council
Appletree Court
Beaulieu Road
Lyndhurst
Hampshire
SO43 7PA

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