§ Mr. Lubbock
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will give an estimate of the average cost in England and Wales of providing a caravan site with 15 pitches to 1960 Act model standards, giving land and construction costs separately; over what period loan sanction is granted for each of these items, and what is the annual charge.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
The figure of £15,000 or £1,000 a pitch, mentioned during the debates on the Caravan Sites Bill, is a reasonable overall estimate. Where individual toilet facilities are provided however, the cost might rise to £1,300 a pitch, including say £300 for land.
Loan sanction for land purchase is granted for periods of up to 60 years, the annual loan charge at 8 per cent. then being £80 14s. 7d. per £1,000 borrowed. For works, loan sanction is given for periods up to 20 years, the annual charge at 8 per cent. then being £101 0s. 11d. per £1,000.