1 Title, commencement, and application

(1)    The title of this Order is the Caravan Sites Act 1968 (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2007 and it comes into force on 30 November 2007.

(2)    The amendments made by article 2 apply in relation to Wales.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 30 November 2007: see para (1) above.

2 Amendment of the definition of caravan for the purposes of Part 1 of the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960

2Amendment of the definition of caravan for the purposes of Part 1 of the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960

Subsection (2) of section 13 of the Caravan Sites Act 1968 (twin-unit caravans) is amended as follows—

(a)    in paragraph (a) by the substitution for “60” and “18.288” of “65.616” and “20” respectively;

(b)    in paragraph (b) by the substitution for “20” and “6.096” of “22.309” and “6.8” respectively; and

(c)    in paragraph (c) by the substitution for “10” and “3.048” of “10.006” and “3.05” respectively.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 30 November 2007: see art 1(1).

Signature

Jocelyn Davies

Under authority of the Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing, one of the Welsh Ministers

5 November 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the definition of caravan in section 13(2) of the Caravan Sites Act 1968 (“the 1968 Act”).

Section 13 (twin-unit caravans) of the 1968 Act excepts from the definition of “caravan” in Part 1 of the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 twin-unit structures designed or adapted for human habitation which are composed of not more than two sections separately constructed and designed to be assembled on site by bolts, clamps or other devices, which when assembled are physically capable of being moved by road from one place to another and whose dimensions exceed specified dimensions. The Welsh Ministers have the power to make an order specifying different dimensions to those set out in the 1968 Act.

This Order, which applies to Wales, substitutes dimensions that are larger than those set out in section 13(2) of the 1968 Act.

A regulatory impact assessment has been prepared in connection with this Order. A copy can be obtained from the Welsh Assembly Government, Housing Directorate, Private Sector Unit, Rhydycar, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1UZ (telephone 01685 729181) or Housing.Directorate@wales.gsi.gov.uk.