Overnight campervan parking ban made permanent

Sunday 10th December 2017 6:00 pm
How the seafront used to look before the ban was imposed

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AN experimental ban on caravans and campervans parking overnight on Aberystwyth’s promenade has been made permanent.

Ceredigion County Council introduced the ban on overnight parking on the seafront at Aberystwyth after complaints that some caravan and campervan owners were parking for long periods on the promenade.

While objections to the order had been received from people mainly from outside the county to the order being made permanent, council Cabinet members have supported making it a permanent order.

Experimental orders imposed on streets around the new Mill Street development have also been made permanent after the initial orders were put in place to assess how the development was affecting traffic in the area in Chalybeate Street, Grays Inn Road, Glyndwr Road, Mill Street and Park Avenue.

A council report said: “In March 2015, an experimental traffic order was introduced to prohibit the parking of vehicles designed or adapted for sleeping or cooking between 11pm and 8am on New Promenade and South Marine Terrace.

“This was done following complaints from local residents that campervans were parking for long periods of time, causing nuisance, and monopolising on-street parking spaces.

“During the initial six months, 26 objections were received from 19 objectors, most of whom identified themselves as not being residents of Ceredigion.

“The basis of these objections mainly referred to the loss of unrestricted free on-street parking on the seafront for campervan owners.

“The original experimental order expired on 23 September 2016, and extension to the order was approved by Cabinet on 19 July 2016 to allow assessment of the impact of the opening of a 500-plus space multi-storey car park at Mill Street on parking on the seafront.

“As there has been no recorded adverse impact, Cabinet approval is now sought to make the order permanent.”

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