HC Deb 20 December 1968 vol 775 c507W
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.