Swinnel Brook Park, Lancashire

Residential Park (find out more here)

What Features Does Swinnel Brook Park Have?

Family-owned park
Retired/semi-retired residents
Near town centre


Swinnel Brook Park is a family-owned park designed exclusively for the retired and semi-retired and located in Haslingden, Lancashire. With stunning views of the surrounding Rossendale countryside and Tor Mountain. Haslingden town centre is in walking distance of the park, meaning residents benefit from being close to local amenities including a health centre, library and local shops. The park is quiet and secure with friendly community spirit, perfect for those looking to find relaxation and enjoyment in their retirement. Haslingden is a small, charming town set on a hill with a stunning skyline. At the top town is the iconic Halo Panopticon, an orb-like structure, that lights up blue at night and is a great place to admire the picturesque views of the Rossendale Valley. The town centre is a fifteen-minute walk from the park, and here residents can find a good selection of places to eat, local shops and a market open three days a week selling goods from locally-sourced food to jewellery and household items.

For residents looking to stay fit there is the town's Adrenaline Centre has a state-of-the-art gym. As well as being a ladies-only gym, there are a variety of classes available to suit all abilities. Visiting grandchildren will also love the Adrenaline Centre with laser tag, roller skating and indoor climbing available. Beyond Haslingden, the rest of the Rossendale Valley offers picturesque walking and cycling trails. It has a beautiful area of natural beauty such as the Healey Dell Nature Reserve- a wildlife-rich sanctuary with waterfalls and woodlands. The vibrant, bustling city of Manchester is just over half an hour's drive away from the park. It has much to do and see with substantial shopping centres as well as quirky independent boutiques and stores, a giant array of both chain and independent, stylish restaurants and coffee shops, and events on all year round such as the famous Manchester food and drink festival.


Swinnel Brook Park


The following rules of occupation are for the good management of the park and the benefit of all who live on the park and who use it. These rules form part of the agreement by which you occupy your pitch in accordance with the Mobile Homes Act 1983. 1. The Home

1.1 Only park homes (mobile homes) of proprietary manufacture which conform to the definition of a mobile home under the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 (as amended) and the Mobile Homes Act 1983 are acceptable.

1.2 Homes must be kept and maintained as originally manufactured so as to continue to comply. Wheels must not be removed, nor the home repositioned without permission.

1.3 Occupiers are cautioned against alterations to their homes which may inadvertently put them in breach of 1.1 and 1.2.

1.4 Homes must be kept in a sound state of repair and clean condition, the decoration and external colour must be maintained to the satisfaction of the Owner.

1.5 The owner will provide, at the owner's expense, a skirting to infill the area between the underside of the park home and the hardstanding with bricks or other approved material.

1.6 Any alteration to the home or extension to it (including the addition or replacement of a porch) is prohibited except with the prior approval in writing of the Owner who shall be entitled to inspect plans and drawings before deciding whether to give approval. Occupiers are reminded that most extensions will require planning permission, but that the grant of planning permission does not in any way bind the Owner to give permission for an extension which remains a matter for the discretion of the Owner.

1.7 The electrical, water and drainage systems of the home, and the connections with the Park supplies, are the sole responsibility of the Occupier after the initial installation. It is also the Occupiers responsibility to ensure that all electrical, solid fuel, oil and gas installations (where applicable), comply at all times with the various statutory requirements.

1.8 All external water pipes shall be lagged against frost by the occupier, who will be liable for any loss of water due to the Occupier's failure to do so or from any other failure on the section of the water service for which the Occupier is responsible, i.e. from ground level upwards. The Occupier is responsible for the sewage connection from ground level upwards and for electrical connections from the meter housing. The Occupier must not permit wastewater to be discharged onto the ground.

1.9 There shall be no sub-letting or parting with possession of the whole or any part of the Park Home or Pitch. Lodgers are not permitted. Only the Occupier and members of his permanent household and bona fide guests may use the Park Home.

1.10 All Park Homes must be equipped with a fire extinguisher/blanket, which conforms to the requirements of the Fire Officer. It is recommended that a fire extinguisher of the dry powder type not less than 2lbs capacity should be installed in each park home. Note: other types of fire extinguishers can be dangerous in confined spaces.

1.11 The chimney flue and cowl of all park homes must be kept in good repair. Sparks or objectionable smoke should not be discharged.

1.12 Occupiers erecting a TV aerial shall have suitable public liability insurance cover.

2. The Pitch

2.1 Pitches must be kept clean and tidy and gardens are to be kept neat and must not become overgrown with plants or weeds. Gardens will be left in a condition to be agreed with the Owner when the Occupier vacates the pitch.

2.2 Rubbish or building materials must not be accumulated and the area under the home should be kept free of obstruction and not used as a storage space.

2.3 The erection of fences or replacement of fences on the Pitch is not permitted without the prior approval in writing of the Owner. Where permitted, fences must be maintained in good condition and treated with waterproof solutions as appropriate. Fence panels damaged by weather or otherwise must be replaced promptly.

2.4 The planting of trees and shrubs is also subject to the Owners prior approval in writing, as these can affect services.

2.5 Trees must not be lopped, felled, removed or damaged without the Owners consent in writing.

2.6 Storage sheds, fuel bunkers or other structures are only permitted with the approval, in writing, of the Owner and must be of the approved design, size and standard of the Owner and maintained in good repair and appearance. No inflammable or explosive substances may be kept on the Pitch except in quantities reasonable for domestic use.

2.7 All household and garden waste must be kept in wheelie bins or approved containers which must not be overfilled and must be placed in the approved position for weekly collections. The deposit of any refuse on any part of the Owner‘s land is strictly prohibited.

2.8 The construction or installation of a fish pond must be subject to the Owner's prior approval in writing who will be particularly concerned as to the proposed size and location.

2.9 External fires, including incinerators, are not allowed.

3. The Park

3.1 The Owner and his employees and agents shall not be liable in any way for loss or theft of, or damage or loss to, or theft from any mobile home or other vehicle or property whatsoever. The Owner shall not be liable whatsoever for the loss or theft of any mobile home keys. Further, the Occupier shall indemnify the owner and keep him indemnified from and against all actions, proceedings and claims by a third party. This should be in respect of all and any loss, damage or liability caused by or arising out of neglect or default or willful act of the Occupier or members of his household or guests or visitors.

3.2 The Occupier also agrees and covenants to insure and keep insured the mobile home and its contents with a member of the Association of British Insurers against loss or damage by theft, fire, storm and tempest and liability to any third party and such other risks. The Owner may from time to time reasonably require the Occupier to produce to the Owner, upon request, the policy of such insurance and such evidence that the Owner may reasonably require that the policy is valid, current and all premiums have been paid.

3.3 No Occupier shall do or permit to be done anywhere on the Park any act or action which may be or become a nuisance, damage, annoyance or inconvenience to the Owner or to the neighbours or occupiers of any other home on the park or to any adjoining or neighbouring property and shall not use or permit the home to be used for illegal or immoral purposes.

3.4 The Owner only accepts semi-retired or retired persons over the age of 50 to become Occupiers. The Owner reserves the right to approve additional permanent members to the Occupier's household.

3.5 Children under 16 years of age are not permitted as permanent residents. However, Occupiers will be held responsible at all times for the conduct of their visitors, children/grandchildren who shall not be permitted to play around any public building, on the car parks or in the area of the entrance to the park.

3.6 No commercial enterprise or business activities may take place on the park without prior written permission from the Owner. If permission is granted, it will also require the occupier to obtain approval from the appropriate authority. Businesses also include the overhaul and repair of vehicles, mobile retailing vans, e.g. grocery, fast food etc.

3.7 Access is not permitted to vacant pitches. Building materials or other plant must be left undisturbed.

3.8 Disused/un-roadworthy vehicles must be removed from the park and the Owner reserves the right to remove any vehicle, which is apparently abandoned, without the consent of the owner.

3.9 Commercial vehicles of any size may only be parked on the Park with the prior written permission of the Owner.

3.10 Musical instruments, record players, radios, other appliances and motor vehicles must not be used to cause a nuisance to others, especially between the hours of 10.30 pm and 8.00 am. 3.11 Where water is not separately metered or rated, the use of hoses is forbidden without the prior approval of the Owner, except in case of fire.

3.12 Fire point hoses may only be used in case of emergency.

3.13 Disconnection and removal of park homes from a plot shall only be carried out by the Owner at the Occupier's expense.

3.14 Guns, firearms and offensive weapons of any description shall not be used on the park and shall only be kept with a licence from the Police Authority and the written consent of the Owner.

3.15 Public places & paths should not be littered in any way.

3.16 It is forbidden to interfere with or to disturb any flora or fauna on the Park. 4. Motor Cars

4.1 All vehicles must be driven carefully on the park, they must not be driven in excess of the displayed speed limit and must comply with the following conditions:

4.1.1 Each vehicle must be taxed and insured as required by law.

4.1.2 Each vehicle must have a valid MOT certificate where required.

4.1.3 Each vehicle must be in good working order and roadworthy.

4.1.4 Drivers must hold a full licence as if the Park were a road.

4.2 Not more than two cars are permitted for each home, and are to be parked where authorised in writing by the Owner. No occupier's car should be parked in the car parks reserved for visitors and parking is not permitted on roads or grass verges. Touring caravans and boats must not be parked on pitches or elsewhere on the park. Occupiers and visitors bring vehicles on to the park at their own risk.

4.3 The repair, maintenance, dismantling or restoring of a vehicle on the Pitch or Park is strictly prohibited as this is unsightly and can be noisy. Drivers must not cause a nuisance through excess revving, warming up periods or otherwise. Motor oils and other fuels of that nature must not be discharged into the drains or onto the road or car park.

5. Animals The keeping of any pet or animal of whatever nature is at the absolute discretion of the Owner whose consent must be requested before the pet is brought onto the Park. If circumstances justify it, consent can be revoked at any time. Where pets are allowed:

5.1 They must be kept under proper control so as not to be a nuisance to other Occupiers or to frighten them.

5.2 They must not foul the Park.

5.3 They must not be shut up in the home for long periods or left in the garden, nor may they be kenneled overnight anywhere on the park.

5.4 They must not be exercised on anything but a short leash (approximately one-metre maximum).

5.5 Existing pets may not be replaced without prior written permission from the Owner.