National Caravan Clubs
The Association of Caravan and Camping Exempted Organisations
ACCEO is the Association of Caravan and Camping Exempted Organisations and represent nearly 200 Caravan and Camping Clubs who hold a Certificate of Exemption from DEFRA (The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Activities) in England, The Welsh Assembly Government (Planning Division) and The Scottish Government (Housing Markets Supply Division) An elected Committee runs the Organisation on behalf of the member Clubs.
The “Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act, 1960” provides in Paragraph 6 of the First Schedule that – “a site licence shall not be required for the use of land as a caravan site if the use is under the supervision of an exempted organisation and is in pursuance of arrangements made by that organisation for a meeting of its Members lasting not more than 5 days”. Properly constituted leisure clubs whose main activity is Caravanning or Camping may apply to the DEFRA to become an ‘Exempted Organisation’ and subject to giving certain undertakings a Certificate of Exemption may be issued to that club.
Link to website ACCEO