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Government plans to increase pop-up campsite capacity this summer

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The Government wants local councils to cut red tape and allow more pop-up campsites across England this summer to support the surge in demand for staycations.

Planners are being urged to take a “flexible” approach to the enforcement of regulations, in a move that could increase capacity on campsites around the country.

Last year new measures were introduced which allowed businesses to set-up temporary campsites for up to 56 days without the need to apply for planning permission. The measures were designed allow businesses to meet the additional demand for camping holidays post Covid. 

The Government says it wants more businesses to take advantage of the opportunity over the summer and will encourage local planning authorities to take a “flexible and proportionate” approach to the enforcement of planning controls.

This would include conditions on existing campsites which  might limit the temporary extension of commercial campsites over the holiday season.

Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick, said: “Many of us are planning a staycation this year, and I’m asking councils to support the extension of pop-up campsites for tourists and not let red tape get in the way of a great British summer.

“The measures will help holidaymakers make the most out of the beautiful seaside towns and countryside this country has to offer. Greater campsite capacity over the summer months will boost our tourism and hospitality industries and support the communities that rely upon visitors in their area.

“By taking a positive approach we can ensure that tourism, hospitality and the people across the country have a safe and enjoyable summer holiday.”

Local authorities are also being encouraged to speed up new applications for campsite licences.  

The new measures will not prevent local councils taking action where relaxation of the rules have a negative impact on public health, the local area or the environment such as litter, noise pollution or social distancing.


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