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Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960

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29 Interpretation of Part I.E+W+S

(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);

  • F1. . .

  • F2[F3[fire authority”, in relation to any land, means the authority discharging in the area in which the land is situated the functions of fire authority under the Fire Services Act 1947;]] [F3fire and rescue authority”, in relation to any land, means the fire and rescue authority under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 for the area in which the land is situated;]

  • local authority” means a council of a [F4London borough or a] . . . F5 district [F6the Common Council of the City of London] and the Council of the Isles of Scilly; [F7but, in relation to Wales, means the council of a Welsh county or county borough]

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

  • [F8relevant protected site ” has the meaning assigned to it by section 5A(5);

  • relevant protected site application” has the meaning assigned to it by section 3(7);]

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

  • the Minister” means [F9the Secretary of State].

  • [F10“tribunal” means the First-tier Tribunal or where determined by or under Tribunal Procedure Rules, the Upper Tribunal.]

(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 [F11or granted on the designation of an enterprise zone under Schedule 32 to the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980].

(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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F1Definition in s. 29(1) repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. XIII Group 1.

F3Words in s. 29(1) substituted (E.W.) (1.10.2004 for E., 10.11.2004 for W.) by Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (c. 21), s. 61, Sch. 1 para. 14(4); S.I. 2004/2304, art. 2; S.I. 2004/2917, art. 2

F4By Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1976 (c.xxvi), s. 11 it is provided that the definition of “local authority” in section 29(1) shall have effect and be deemed to have had effect as from 1 April 1974 as if after the words “of a” there were inserted the words “London borough or a”

F7S. 29(1): words in definition of “local authority” added (1.4.1996) by 1994 c. 19, s. 66(6), Sch. 16, para. 16(3) (with ss. 54(5)(7), 55(5), Sch. 17 paras. 22(1), 23(2)); S.I. 1996/396, art. 4, Sch. 2

F8Words in s. 29(1) inserted (E.W.) (1.4.2014) by Mobile Homes Act 2013 (c. 14), ss. 1(7), 15(1)

F9Words substituted by virtue of S.I. 1965/319, arts. 2, 10(1)(a) Sch. 1 Pt. I and 1970/1681, arts. 2, 6(3)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Definition of "caravan" amended by Caravan Sites Act 1968 (c. 52),s. 13

C2By Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1976 (c.xxvi), s. 11 it is provided that the definition of "Local Authority" in section 29(1) shall have effect and be deemed to have had effect as from 1 April 1974 as if after the words "of a" there were inserted the words "London borough or a"

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