Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960

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Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960
Long title An Act to make further provision for the licensing and control of caravan sites, to authorise local authorities to provide and operate caravan sites, to amend the law relating to enforcement notices and certain other notices issued under Part III of the Town and Country Planning Act 1947, to amend sections twenty-six and one hundred and three of that Act and to explain other provisions in the said Part III; and for connected purposes.
Royal assent 29 July 1960
Commencement 29 August 1960
Status: Current legislation
Text of statute as originally enacted
Text of the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from

The Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that regulated caravan sites.


The Act was based on a 1959 report by Sir Arton Wilson on problems of people living in caravans, which found that the principal problem was the unclear and insufficient legislation on the matter, which gave neither local nor planning authorities powers to deal with caravan housing.[1] As a result, the government brought in legislation regulating such housing, which was granted the Royal Assent on 29 July 1960 and came into force exactly a month later. The Act requires occupiers of land to gain a license before using that land as a caravan site, with the licensing authority being the local borough or district council.[2] The license may be revoked, refused if the occupier has previously had a license revoked or contain such limitations as the council deem necessary. Violation of licensing terms bring a £100 fine for a first offence, and a £250 fine for any subsequent offences.[3]


  1. ^ Mann (1961) p.150
  2. ^ Mann (1961) p.151
  3. ^ Mann (1961) p.152


  • Mann, Michael (1961). "Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act, 1960". Modern Law Review. Blackwell Publishing. 24 (1). ISSN 0026-7961.