The Social Landlords (Permissible Additional Purposes) (England) Order 2006

2006 No. 1968


The Social Landlords (Permissible Additional Purposes) (England) Order 2006

Made 19th July 2006

Laid before Parliament 26th July 2006

Coming into force 24th August 2006

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(7) of the Housing Act 19961, makes the following Order:

S-1 Citation, commencement and application

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Social Landlords (Permissible Additional Purposes) (England) Order 2006 and shall come into force on 24th August 2006.

(2) This Order applies in relation to bodies eligible for registration as social landlords by the Housing Corporation in England2.

S-2 Additional permissible purposes

Additional permissible purposes

2.—(1) The following are specified as permissible purposes additional to those specified in section 2(4) of the Housing Act 1996 (eligibility for registration as a social landlord)—


(a) the provision, construction, improvement or management of sites where caravans may be stationed for use as temporary or permanent residences for gypsies and travellers; and


(b) the provision of services to the site of any description, including the arranging or carrying out of works of maintenance or repair or encouraging or facilitating the carrying out of such work..

(2) In paragraph (1)(a)—

“caravan” shall be construed in accordance with article 3; and

“gypsies and travellers” means—

(a) persons with a cultural tradition of nomadism or of living in a caravan; and

(b) all other persons of a nomadic habit of life, whatever their race or origin, including—

(i) such persons who, on grounds only of their own or their family’s or dependant’s educational or health needs or old age, have ceased to travel temporarily or permanently; and

(ii) members of an organised group of travelling showpeople or circus people (whether or not travelling together as such).

S-3 Meaning of caravan

Meaning of caravan

3.—(1) For the purposes of article 2 “caravan” means any structure designed or adapted for human habitation which is capable of being moved from one place to another (whether by being towed, or by being transported on a motor vehicle or trailer) and any motor vehicle so designed or adapted but does not include—


(a) any railway rolling stock which is for the time being on rails forming part of a railway system; or


(b) a structure of the description...

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