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Mobile home sites debate

Peter Black AM was widely congratulated on his member proposed bill on mobile home sites during a debate on 7 November 2012.

The bill includes provisions for introducing a new licensing regime for mobile home sites and gives local authorities sufficient powers to enforce it.

In order to qualify for the new licence, site owners and managers will need to pass a fit and proper person test modelled on the test that already applies to owners of houses in multiple occupation.

Welcoming the bill, Housing and Regeneration Minister Huw Lewis voiced concerns that there were 14 regulations on the face of the bill.

Mr Black said he hoped that he could continue to work with the minister's officials on the matter and "would be happy to reduce the number of regulations".

Conservative AM Mark Isherwood, also supportive of the bill, asked if CRB checks would be needed to pass the fit and proper person test.

Mr Black said the nature of the test would either be a matter for the licensing authority or would be included in the regulations.

Mr Black also responded to concerns regarding the involvement of local authorities in implementing the bill, residents associations, and the financial aspect of implementing the bill for site owners.

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