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224Disabled facilities grant: caravansE+W
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(1)The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (c. 53) is amended as follows.

(2)In section 1(1)(c)(i) (grants in relation to qualifying park homes) for “qualifying park homes” substitute “ caravans ”.

(3)In section 19(1) (applications for grants) for paragraph (c) substitute—

(c)that the applicant is an occupier (alone or jointly with others) of a qualifying houseboat or a caravan and, in the case of a caravan, that at the time the application was made the caravan was stationed on land within the authority’s area.

(4)In section 22A (certificates required in case of occupier’s application)—

(a)for “qualifying park home” in subsection (2)(b) and (3)(a) and (b) substitute “ caravan ”, and

(b)for “pitch” in subsection (3)(a) substitute “ land ”.

(5)In the following provisions for “qualifying park home” substitute “ caravan ”

(a)section 23(1)(a)(i), (b)(i), (i) and (k) (purposes of grant);

(b)section 24(3)(b)(i) (approval of application);

(c)section 29(3) (restriction on grants for works already begun);

(d)section 41(1)(b) (change of circumstances).

(6)In section 57(2)(a) (power of authority to carry out works)—

(a)for “qualifying park home”, in each place where it occurs, substitute “ caravan ”, and

(b)for “pitch” in sub-paragraph (i) substitute “ land ”.

(7)In section 58 (minor definitions for the purposes of Chapter 1 of Part 1)—

(a)before the definition of “common parts” insert—

“caravan”—

(a)means a caravan within the meaning of Part 1 of the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 (disregarding the amendment made by section 13(2) of the Caravan Sites Act 1968); and

(b)includes any yard, garden, outhouses and appurtenances belonging to it or usually enjoyed with it; and

(b)for “qualifying park home” in the definition of “premises” substitute “ caravan ”, and

(c)omit the definition of “qualifying park home”.

(8)In section 59 (index of defined expressions)—

(a)before the entry relating to “certified date” insert—

caravansection 58; and

(b)omit the entry relating to “qualifying park home”.

(9)The amendments made by this section do not apply in relation to any application for a disabled facilities grant under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (c. 53) that is made before the day on which this section comes into force.

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