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Caravan Sites: Squatting

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what powers local authorities have to deal with the illegal use of caravans sited in holiday parks as permanent residences. (204008)

When granting planning permission for the use of land as a site for caravans for holiday use, local authorities may impose conditions which prevent the caravans from being used at certain times of the year. The aim of such conditions is generally to ensure that the premises are only used by visitors and do not become part of the local housing stock.

Where a condition is breached, local authorities can serve a breach of condition notice to ensure that the conditions are complied with.