Prospect of a camper van parking facility for Amble
Local County Councillor Jeff Watson asked Northumberland County Council to see if they could find a designated car parking area where camper vans could legally stay to relieve the current problem of these vehicles being parked in unsuitable places.
The Council agreed a capital sum of £5,000 to investigate the problem and to determine if it could provide a proper managed site, since there is no appropriate site available in the town.
As a result of his request NCC have agreed to investigate and prepare a proposal for camper van parking on the Braid.
The existing car park adjacent to the Shorebase Trust, which is in Warkworth Parish is deemed a possible site.
Councillor Watson said, “All last summer we saw accommodation vehicles parking in unsuitable places largely because there were no designated spaces available in this area.
“I was aware that quite often vehicles parked overnight near the Shorebase building, and although most vehicle owners were responsible people, there was some concern about refuse being left. I suggested we should look at a short stay site, properly managed, that would be acceptable to the local community and alleviate any issues.
The Council agreed to an investigation so there will be an opportunity for residents to have their say when a report is completed.”
“Covid has changed how we take holidays and more people are taking UK holidays using camper vans. In my view, it will take a long time before we see a recurrence of holidays abroad so I want to ensure that local residents can continue to see the town prospering and still have the use of their local amenities.”