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Cambridge City Caravan Site Licensing Policy

Approval of a Caravan Site Licensing Policy for Cambridge City

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/12/2021

Decision due: 20 Jan 2022 by Executive Councillor for Housing

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Housing

Department: Environmental Services

Contact: Claire Adelizzi, Team Manager - Residential, Environmental Services Email: claire.adelizzi@cambridge.gov.uk.

Additional Information: Requested for pre-scrutiny by Mrs Best and Minns.

Background Information: The Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 (CSCDA 1960) introduced a licensing system to be operated by Local Authorities to regulate the establishment and operation of caravan sites in their area of which there are currently two in the City. Subsequently the enactment of Mobile Homes Act 2013 introduced the ability for Local Authorities, (LA’s), to charge site owners a fee for applying for a site licence, for amendments or transfers of existing licenses, for annual fees and for site owners depositing site rules with the Local Authority. Additionally, the Mobile Homes (Requirement for Manager of Site to be Fit and Proper Person) (England) Regulations 2020 now require LA’s to introduce a fit and proper person test for mobile home site owners, or the person appointed to manage the site. The above combined have created a need for an encompassing Policy including fee setting and fit and proper person determination.

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