HC Deb 25 April 1989 vol 151 cc530-1W
Sir Eldon Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish his new model standards for caravan parks.

Mr. Trippier

My right hon. Friend published the revised model standards on 19 April. Separate standards have been specified for permanent residential mobile home sites and for holiday caravan sites. As a result of research sponsored by my Department, the spacing standard for holiday caravans with aluminium or other similar fire-resistant exteriors has been reduced from 6 to 5m. This takes account of the changes which have occurred in the caravan industry over the past decade and, together with other changes in the new standards, should lead to more attractive holiday caravan site layouts.

The standards have been circulated to all local authorities in England and Wales and to other interested bodies and copies have been placed in the House Libraries. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy.