Discussion in 'Wild Camping' started by David6996, Sep 18, 2012.
hi does any one know if you can still stay at dawlish warren and teighmouth
Afraid not. See Here.
Not surprising when you see vans there for days on end:Sad:
The original plan to allow overnight camping officially was a positive response by the council to overcome problems caused by abuse. It had to be suspended because planning consent for the land extends only to parking, not habitation.
Quite properly, the council has to go through the same process as anyone else to obtain the appropriate consent. That process, as with any planning application is necessarily formal and open to objection.
Overnight parking and planning consent
It does seem that planners in different areas take different views on this, although my understanding was that as far as the proposal for Dawlish Warren was concerned the plan was to dedicate the car park to motorhomes. The planners therefore ruled that this was a change of use requiring planning consent. There were no funds available to progress this and install the necessary facilities to support a planning application. There was an attempt to get The Caravan Club involved in operating the facility, not surprisingly it wasn't successful!
In other areas where councils have allowed motorohmes to stay overnight, such as at Lytham St Annes for example, I assume that as the location is still used as a car park it is considered that there has been no substantive change of use.