Holiday Parks and Campsites APPG

First Registered: 07/08/2020 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To examine key issues, opportunities and challenges facing holiday parks and campsites across the UK.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Holiday Parks and Campsites

1. Caravan and Motorhome Club - written evidence
03/07/2019 - Inquiry: Rural broadband and digital only services - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: tourist accommodation, including caravan and campsites, has poor to zero wifi connectivity are missing

2. COVID-19: mitigating impacts on Gypsy and Traveller communities
30/04/2020 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: sites, suitable local authority land, and holiday campsites which may have closed and have established

3. Letter from Chair to Oliver Dowden MP, Secretary of State for DCMS, re Covid 19 and the creative and charitable sectors, 20 March 2020
23/03/2020 - Inquiry: Letter from Chair to Oliver Dowden MP, Secretary of State for DCMS, re Covid 19 and the creative and charitable sectors, 20 March 2020 - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: from large holiday operators to smaller cottage rental outfits, campsites and holiday parks . Please

4. Further businesses and premises to close
23/03/2020 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: and other essential premises that remain open. Parks will remain open but only for individuals and households

5. Letter from First Minister of Wales to Chair re Covid-19 travel, 23 March 20
31/03/2020 - Inquiry: Letter from First Minister of Wales to Chair re Covid-19 travel, 23 March 20 - Welsh Affairs Committee
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Found: announced a series of measures to close caravan parks, campsites, and popular beauty spots to visitors , and

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Holiday Parks and Campsites

1. Caravan Industry: Hull and East Riding
15/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: guidance for estate agents and house viewings, caravan parks should also be allowed to open for sales and meetings - Speech Link
2: which feed into the UK retail network of caravan parks, dealerships and distributors. The industry contributes - Speech Link
3: When lockdown began on 24 March, 3,361 caravan parks closed, along with 381 caravan dealerships. Restrictions - Speech Link
4: face the prospect that whenever caravan parks and holiday parks reopen, there will be little demand for - Speech Link
5: of the motorhomes and a staggering 90% of the holiday caravans. As I mentioned, we are the caravan building - Speech Link

2. Lifting the Lockdown: Workplace Safety
06/05/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: my hon. Friend agree that holiday parks, campsites and self-catering holiday accommodation are well suited - Speech Link

3. Business and Planning Bill
14/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Doocey, raise the matter of caravan sites, campsites and holiday accommodation operating during the winter - Speech Link
2: for raising this important issue. Campsites, caravan parks and holiday cottages are places we all value - Speech Link
3: Statement will give a lot of comfort to those holiday businesses that will go forward to local authorities - Speech Link
4: his response, particularly in respect of caravan parks, which sounds good. I would obviously like to see - Speech Link

4. Covid-19: Holiday and Caravan Parks
23/03/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: they have to ensure that residents in holiday or caravan parks who are self-isolating due to COVID-19 - Speech Link
2: country. The public, including residents in holiday or caravan parks, have a crucial role to play in delaying - Speech Link
3: a very complex issue? For many residents, the holiday park is their primary residence for 11 months of - Speech Link
4: quite right. We are aware that caravan and holiday parks are used in this way. As with everyone else - Speech Link
5: include visits to second homes, camp sites, caravan parks or similar, whether for isolation purposes or holidays” - Speech Link

5. Residents of Leisure Park Homes
27/02/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: other than on the site. It is an ideal spot for a holiday, within easy reach of Leeds castle and the Kent - Speech Link
2: need to strengthen the rights and protections for holiday home owners, make sure that owners and potential - Speech Link
3: specific reason for that is because the owners of a holiday park home do not own the land that they live on; - Speech Link

6. Park Home Residents: Legal Protection
01/10/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: on a home that is, in theory, licensed only for holiday use, but everyone, including the freeholder and - Speech Link
2: planning decisions that have enabled many caravan parks that were previously used and licensed only for - Speech Link
3: practices. I had an email from Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park yesterday, telling me that it champions the - Speech Link
4: representative of Mr Bull, the chief executive of Royale Parks, that he address the problem, especially on Tall - Speech Link

7. Tourism: Regulation
04/12/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: especially in national parks? Will he therefore write to the directors of the national parks, including the Lake - Speech Link
2: be aware that there is now great abuse in the holiday letting sector, using premises that would normally - Speech Link
3: this loophole and bring benefit to legitimate holiday letting businesses, to local councils and to local - Speech Link
4: Campaign for National Parks. I assure the Minister that many of us feel that the parks should play a crucial - Speech Link

8. Disabled Access: Leisure Facilities
17/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: children at leisure facilities, and particularly theme parks. We are here to talk about Sebby, a very brave little - Speech Link
2: queue of people. Anybody who has queued at theme parks knows that they are not the most harmonious of places - Speech Link

9. Parking Charges: Chippenham
13/06/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: parking. Staff are therefore forced to park in car parks.The other change is to introduce parking - Speech Link
2: users to find and pay for parking. Similarly, car parks are increasingly embracing technology to improve - Speech Link

10. England Coastal Path
01/05/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: north of Sheppey is given over to farming and holiday-related businesses. One of the families affected - Speech Link
2: for treating people with holiday accommodation in the same way as the holiday park. I will ensure that - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Holiday Parks and Campsites
1. Caravan Sites: Evictions
asked by: Kevan Jones
... within holiday parks the licences for which may expire.

2. Caravan Sites
asked by: Richard Fuller
... (b) ensure that practices of park owners are fair towards caravan/lodge owners on holiday parks and (c) ensure similar protection to that available to owners of residential mobile/park homes; and whether he plans to introduce an (i) ombudsman and (ii) independent regulator to consider grievances in the holiday park sector.

3. Caravan Sites
asked by: Laurence Robertson
... what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to ban owners of caravan holiday home parks vetting potential purchasers of those caravans; and if he will make a statement.

4. Caravan Sites
asked by: Laurence Robertson
... if he will bring forward legislative proposals to prohibit owners of caravan holiday home parks from being able to make assessments of potential purchasers of caravans before granting authority for that sale; and if he will make a statement.

5. National Parks: Seas and Oceans
asked by: Luke Pollard
... if he will include proposals to create national marine parks in his review of National Parks.

Latest Questions
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Peter Aldous MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7182.


Public Enquiry Point:

Ros Pritchard, British Holiday & Home Parks Association Ltd, 6 Pullman Court, Great Western Road, Gloucester GL1 3ND. Tel: 01452 526 911


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