It is illegal to permit a site to be used as a regulated site without a holding a licence. An application for a site licence must be made by the owner of the land which must have the benefit of planning permission to use the land for such a purpose.
Once all particulars are in order a licence can be issued for up to 5 years.
The Act allows a local authority to charge for various functions:
- Issuing of a site licence, which includes the cost of an inspection
- Varying conditions
- Lodging site rules should the owner of the site request this
- Providing a replacement licence.
Conwy CBC has considered the costs that would be incurred for these different functions and related this to different sizes of site.
The Act requires that the local authority publicise its fees policy in relation to the different functions.
Conwy CBC under its scheme of delegation have determined the following fees to apply to the Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013:
|I. Single caravan
|II. Single caravan on mixed site
|III. Small site (1-10 caravans)
|IV. Medium site (11-50 caravans)
|V. Large site (51+ caravans)
|VI. Vary conditions
|VII. Lodge rules
|VIII. Replace licence
In setting these fees Welsh Government guidance has been followed and only those actions associated with each function have been considered.
Fees Policy for Mobile Homes