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Caravans Act (Northern Ireland) 1963

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3(1)Subject to paragraph 13, a site licence shall not be required for the use as a caravan site of land which comprises, together with any adjoining land which is in the same occupation and has not been built on, not less than five acres—N.I.

(a)if in the period of twelve months ending with the day on which the land is used as a caravan site the number of days on which a caravan was stationed anywhere on that land or on the said adjoining land for the purposes of human habitation did not exceed twenty-eight; and

(b)if in the said period of twelve months not more than three caravans were so stationed at any one time.

(2)The Ministry may by order provide that in any such area as may be specified in the order this paragraph shall have effect subject to the modification—

(a)that for the reference in sub-paragraph (1) to five acres there shall be substituted a reference to such acreage as may be specified in the order; or

(b)that for the condition specified in head ( a) of that sub-paragraph there shall be substituted a condition that the use in question falls between such dates in any year as may be specified in the order;

or subject to modification in both such respects.

(3)An order under this paragraph shall come into force on such date as may be specified in the order, being a date not less than three months after the order is made; and the Ministry shall publish notice of the order in a local newspaper circulating in the locality affected by the order and in such other ways as appear to it to be expedient for the purpose of drawing the attention of the public to the order.

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