Chapter 11 - Exemptions
11.1. In the 1960 Act there are some situations where a caravan site does not require a site licence. These are set out in the schedule 1 of the 1960 Act  , and include
- use of the land as a caravan site if the use of a caravan is incidental to the enjoyment of a dwellinghouse within the curtilage of which the land is situated.
- use as a caravan site of agricultural land for the accommodation during a particular season of a person or persons employed in farming operations on land in the same occupation.
- use as a caravan site of land which forms part of, or adjoins, land on which building or engineering operations are being carried out if that use is for the accommodation of a person or persons employed in connection with the operation
- if the occupier of the land is the local authority within whose area the site is located.
11.2. Local authorities will need to make their own assessment of whether a site is covered by an exemption, and may want to take their own legal advice. Even if an exemption applies, and therefore a site does not require a site licence, other legislation will still apply (for example legal requirements under health and safety legislation).
Email: Ged Millar
Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit
The Scottish Government
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