Wales is a popular destination for caravaning but, according to one Assembly Member, too many owners are outstaying their welcome.
Darren Millar wants to tighten the laws making it more difficult for people to live in them all year round, which he says is a massive drain on council services.
Darren Millar says the holiday caravan industry is "a great Welsh success story" but his Holiday Caravan Park (Wales) Bill aims to crack down on operators and residents who "do not stick to either the spirit or the letter of the law."
Darren Millar says he would like to hear from caravan site owners and operators, people who own or rent caravans in Wales and local authorities in his consultation on the future regulation of the industry.
The consultation questions include:
- How can the issue of people occupying holiday caravans as their sole or main residence best be dealt with? What is the scale of this problem and what impact will it have on the holiday caravan industry in the longer term?
- What impact do people occupying holiday caravans as their sole or main residence have on holiday caravan sites and local communities?
- What risks are associated with people occupying holiday caravans on a permanent basis?
It also asks for views on the regulation of caravan site owners and managers, and site licences.
The consultation closes on 13 September.
You can take an online survey as part of the consultation.
A new law could be introduced in Wales, cracking down on the number of people who use holiday caravans as their main homes, and so reducing the cost of providing public services to them.
Clwyd West AM Darren Millar is proposing a bill to improve the regulation of the holiday caravan industry, and has launched a consultation on the plans.
A bill designed to address issues surrounding the management and regulation of holiday caravan parks will be introduced at the National Assembly for Wales today.
The bill - which will be presented by Darren Miller AM - seeks to address common problems such as unlawful occupation of caravans; abuses by holiday caravan park owners and the cost of providing public services to those who use holiday caravans as their main home.