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Publication - Guidance

Licensing system for mobile home sites with permanent residents: guidance for local authorities

Published: 13 Apr 2017
Part of:
Housing
ISBN:
9781786529152

Guidance for local authority officers in Scotland who are involved with permanent mobile home site licensing.

48 page PDF

410.7kB

48 page PDF

410.7kB

Contents
Licensing system for mobile home sites with permanent residents: guidance for local authorities
Chapter 11 - Exemptions

48 page PDF

410.7kB

Chapter 11 - Exemptions

11.1. In the 1960 Act there are some situations where a caravan site does not require a site licence. These are set out in the schedule 1 of the 1960 Act [70] , and include

  • use of the land as a caravan site if the use of a caravan is incidental to the enjoyment of a dwellinghouse within the curtilage of which the land is situated.
  • use as a caravan site of agricultural land for the accommodation during a particular season of a person or persons employed in farming operations on land in the same occupation.
  • use as a caravan site of land which forms part of, or adjoins, land on which building or engineering operations are being carried out if that use is for the accommodation of a person or persons employed in connection with the operation
  • if the occupier of the land is the local authority within whose area the site is located.

11.2. Local authorities will need to make their own assessment of whether a site is covered by an exemption, and may want to take their own legal advice. Even if an exemption applies, and therefore a site does not require a site licence, other legislation will still apply (for example legal requirements under health and safety legislation).


Contact

Email: Ged Millar

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
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