Do I need to submit a planning application?
Under Planning Regulations, mobile homes are classified as caravans, and not as dwelling houses. This means mobile homes do not benefit from permitted development rights and a planning application must be submitted for most development.
Common examples of development to your mobile home that require the submission of a planning application include (but is not limited to):
- any extension to an existing mobile home, including porches
- outbuildings, including summer houses and garden sheds of any size
- other miscellaneous garden structures including pergolas and garden parasols fixed to the ground
- children’s play equipment that is fixed to the ground
- hardstanding, including driveways, patio areas and the laying of gravel
- decking and access steps of any size; and
- siting of fixed containers, such as for gas storage
Failure to submit a planning application may result in the Local Planning Authority (Bracknell Forest Council) or mobile home park management/land owner taking action to remove the offending development.