Section 9 - Power to attach conditions to site licence
17.Section 9 restates section 5 of the 1960 Act with some changes. It allows a local authority to attach certain types of conditions when it issues a site licence. Subsection (2)(c) and (f) make provisions for conditions that relate to minimising risk from flooding and coastal erosion and for communicating any known risk from flooding or coastal erosion to mobile home residents on the site.
18.Subsection (5) requires that a site licence must contain a condition that copies of the most recent utility bills relating to the site and any current certificate of public liability insurance must be displayed in a prominent place on the site.
19.Local authorities may, under this section, require works to be completed on a mobile homes site to the satisfaction of the local authority. When such works are ongoing the local authority can prohibit or restrict the movement of mobile homes on to the site. The authority may attach a condition to the licence so as to require the completion of the necessary work, within a time limit.