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(1)A site licence issued by a local authority in respect of any land may be issued subject to such conditions as the local authority may consider it necessary or desirable to impose on the owner of the land in the interests of—
(a)persons dwelling on the land in mobile homes,
(b)any other class of persons, or
(c)the public at large.
(2)The conditions subject to which a site licence may be issued include (but are not limited to) conditions—
(a)for restricting the occasions on which mobile homes are stationed on the land for the purposes of human habitation, or the total number of mobile homes which are stationed on the land for those purposes at any one time,
(b)for controlling (whether by reference to their size, the state of their repair or, subject to subsection (3), any other feature) the types of mobile home which are stationed on the land,
(c)for regulating the positions in which mobile homes are stationed on the land for the purposes of human habitation (in particular in order to minimise risk from flooding and coastal erosion) and for prohibiting, restricting or otherwise regulating the placing or erection on the land, at any time when mobile homes are stationed on the land for those purposes, of structures and vehicles of any description and of tents,
(d)for securing the taking of any steps for preserving or enhancing the amenity of the land, including the planting and replanting of the land with trees and bushes,
(e)for securing that, at all times when mobile homes are stationed on the land, appropriate measures are taken for preventing and detecting the outbreak of fire and adequate means of fighting fire are provided and maintained,
(f)for securing that, at all times when mobile homes are stationed on the land, appropriate measures are taken for guarding against risk from flooding and coastal erosion and for communicating any known risk from flooding or coastal erosion to persons dwelling on the land in mobile homes,
(g)for securing that adequate sanitary facilities, and such other facilities, services or equipment as may be specified, are provided for the use of persons dwelling on the land in mobile homes and that, at all times when mobile homes are stationed on the land for the purposes of human habitation, any facilities and equipment provided for their use are properly maintained, and
(h)for requiring that where there is a change in the person by whom the site is managed, a declaration is made by the holder of the site licence to the local authority that the new manager is a fit and proper person to manage the site.
(3)No condition may be imposed controlling the types of mobile homes which are stationed on the land by reference to the materials used in their construction.
(4)Where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to land, no condition may be imposed in a site licence relating to the land in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under that Order.
(5)A site licence issued in respect of any land must, unless it is issued subject to a condition restricting to 3 or fewer the total number of mobile homes which may be stationed on the land at any one time, contain a condition that, at all times when mobile homes are stationed on the land for the purposes of human habitation, a copy of the site licence as for the time being in force, together with copies of the most recent utility bills relating to the site and of any current certificate of public liability insurance relating to the site, must be displayed on the land in a prominent place.
(6)In subsection (5) “utility bills” means bills for the provision of gas, electricity, water, sewerage or other similar services.
(7)A condition of a site licence may, if it requires the carrying out of any works on the land in respect of which the site licence is issued, prohibit or restrict the bringing of mobile homes on to the land for the purposes of human habitation until such time as the local authority has certified in writing that the works have been completed to its satisfaction.
(8)Where the land to which the site licence relates is at the time in use as a mobile home site, a condition requiring the carrying out of any works on the land may, whether or not it contains any prohibition or restriction mentioned in subsection (7), require the works to be completed to the satisfaction of the local authority within a stated period.
(9)A condition of a site licence is valid even if it can be complied with only by the carrying out of works which the holder of the site licence is not entitled to carry out as of right.
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