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Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960

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29Interpretation of Part I

(1)In this Part of this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

  • " caravan " means any structure designed or adapted for human habitation which is capable of being moved from one place to another (whether by being towed, or by being transported on a motor vehicle or trailer) and any motor vehicle so designed or adapted, but does not include—

    (a)

    any railway rolling stock which is for the time being on rails forming part of a railway system, or

    (b)

    any tent;

  • " caravan site " has the meaning assigned to it by subsection (4) of section one of this Act;

  • " development order " means an order made under section thirteen of the Act of 1947 (under which orders may be made which, in some cases, themselves grant permission for development and, in other cases, provide that permission shall be granted on an application in that behalf);

  • " existing site " has the meaning assigned to it by section thirteen of this Act;

  • " local authority " means a council of a borough or urban or rural district and the Council of the Isles of Scilly;

  • " occupier " has the meaning assigned to it by subsection (3) of section one of this Act and "occupied" and " occupation " shall be construed accordingly;

  • " site licence" has the meaning assigned to it by subsection (1) of section one of this Act;

  • " the Minister " means the Minister of Housing and Local Government.

(2)Any reference in this Part of this Act to the carrying out of works shall include a reference to the planting of trees and shrubs and the carrying out of other operations for preserving or enhancing the amenity of land.

(3)For the purposes of any provision of this Part of this Act relating to the expiration of permission granted under Part III of the Act of 1947 for any use of land, permission granted for the use of land for intermittent periods shall not be regarded as expiring at any time so long as the permission authorises the use of the land for further intermittent periods.

(4)Any reference in this Part of this Act to permission granted under Part III of the Act of 1947 for the use of land as a caravan site shall be taken as a reference to such permission whether or not restricted in any way or subject to any condition or limitation, and any reference in this Part of this Act to such permission shall include a reference to permission deemed to be granted under the said Part III.

(5)In this Part of this Act references to the local planning authority shall, where appropriate, be taken as references to any local authority to whom any of the functions of the local planning authority under Part III of the Act of 1947 have been delegated.

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