Offences and Penalties
Section 1(2) of the Act makes it an offence
for the occupier of any land to cause or permit any part of
their land to be used as a caravan site unless they hold a current
site licence in respect of the land.
Section 9 (1) of the Act makes it an offence
for a site licence holder to fail to comply with any conditions
attached to the licence. If the local authority is satisfied that a
breach of a condition under a site licence has occurred, in the
first instance it can instigate proceedings in the Magistrates’
If, after having been convicted of breaching
site licence condition(s) on three or more occasions, a site
licence holder continues to break conditions of the licence, the
local authority may, instead of instigating further proceedings,
apply to the Magistrates’ Court to have their licence revoked.
Where revocation is ordered, another licence
may not be issued in respect of land to the same holder for at
least three years.