Decision details

The Mobile Homes Act 2013 Fees Policy - JAN15/CMDN/13

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet Member authorised a period of 8 weeks for public consultation in relation to a Fees Policy document (attached as appendix A), including utilising the option to calculate annual fees on a banding basis, and the exemption  of certain sites from its annual fee charge.


Reasons for the decision:

The Act sets out the Council’s powers to meet the aims of the Act and its duties towards people living in park homes and caravans.  The recommendations in this report will ensure the Government’s intention to provide greater protection to occupiers of residential park homes and caravans is achieved. 

Alternative options considered:

To not consult and introduce the powers of the Act would further disadvantage the occupiers of residential park homes and caravans.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:

The Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 as amended (CSCDA60)

Mobile Homes Act 2013

Mobile Homes (Site Licensing) (England) Regulations 2014

DCLG A guide for Local Authorities on setting site licensing fees – February 2014

DCLG Guidance on Definition of relevant protected sites – January 2014

Regulators Compliance Code


Publication date: 06/02/2015

Date of decision: 06/02/2015

Effective from: 12/02/2015

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