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Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960

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16Restriction on increase in number of caravans on existing sites

(1)Subject to subsection (3) of this section, the occupier of an existing site shall not at any time before a site licence is first issued in respect thereof cause or permit the number of caravans stationed thereon for the purposes of human habitation to exceed at any one time whichever of the following numbers is the greatest (that is to say):—

(a)the number so stationed at the commencement of this Act; or

(b)where the occupier is entitled to the benefit of any permission granted under Part III of the Act of 1947 for the use of the land as a caravan site subject to a condition limiting the number of caravans which may be stationed on the existing site, the number so limited for the time being ; or

(c)where the occupier is the holder of a licence under section two hundred and sixty-nine of the Public Health Act, 1936, or under any local enactment, which is subject to a condition limiting the number of caravans on the existing site, the number so limited for the time being.

(2)If the Occupier of an existing site contravenes subsection (1) of this section he shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction, in the case of the first offence to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds, and, in the case of a second or subsequent offence, to a fine not exceeding two hundred and fifty pounds.

(3)In any proceedings for an offence under this section it shall be a defence to show that the existing site is one to which paragraph (c) of section thirteen of this Act applies and that the number of caravans stationed thereon for the purposes of human habitation at the time at which the offence is alleged to have been committed did not exceed the greatest number so stationed at any one time during the period of two years ending with the commencement of this Act.

(4)This section shall not apply so as to make unlawful the stationing of caravans on land in circumstances in which, by virtue of section two of this Act, a site licence would not be required for the use of the land as a caravan site if it were not an existing site.

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