- Oct 16, 2008
- Funster No
- Low profile Majestic.
- Caravan & motorhome 45 + yrs
not from me.. I agree and have never used it..Am quite possibly going to get some stick over this, but to be honest I dont blame them. Marine Parade is a nice area with views of the sea. If you lived there would you want a load of motorhomes parked outside your front door. I never considered it as an option for overnighting.
Never thought about over nighting there..Old-mo and many more motorhomers do for starters.
3. "Caravan" has the same meaning as in Section 29(1) of the Caravan Sites and Control
of Development Act 1960, namely "any structure designed or adapted for human
habitation which is capable of being moved from one place to another (whether being
towed, or by being transported on a motor vehicle or trailer) and any motor vehicle so
designed or adapted, but does not include (a) any railway rolling stock which is for the
time on rails forming part of a railway system, or (b) a tent."
We go to Dover quite often as we live near by, and have only ever seen a few vans parked there in the day. I wouldn't think many people would visit Dover just for the day unless they are going to the castle, and there is parking for medium sized motorhomes there!Am quite possibly going to get some stick over this, but to be honest I dont blame them. Marine Parade is a nice area with views of the sea. If you lived there would you want a load of motorhomes parked outside your front door. I never considered it as an option for overnighting.
Interesting, Allan.There is a large car park nearby at De Bradley Wharf that could be used for overnighting camper vans. Just charge £5 per night and provide a service point.
yes they didMakes perfect sense from Canterbury's point of view - they didn't set up the park & ride for this purpose!
No they didn't.yes they did
I thought you meant it hadn't been set up as a motorhome aire..No they didn't.
I think it is owned by Dover Council, it is certainly a Pay and Display. I am sure it would just be a paper exercise for the Council to give themselves a site licence. All they would need to provide is a service point, and if tiny, out of the way villages in France can provide a quality aire with smart service points, I am sure a major council can.Interesting, Allan.
I contacted De Bradlei to ask about parking for motorhomes at all three of their sites and they didn't even bother to reply.
Is the car park owned by Dover Council? If not it would need a caravan site licence to be used as a stopover.
I agree wholeheartedly with your comment about Canterbury
It's not academic to the council though, when they are deciding whether to extend the latest entry time or not. They have to weigh up the disadvantages of allowing late entry - cost, security, disturbance to those already there - against any benefit to Canterbury.you are correct, it wasn't set up to service Dover port, but I can't recall ever been asked what the purpose of my visit was when using an aire or indeed a camp site.. whether I park up and ride into town, or park up and leave the next morning for a ferry is completely academic..
I'm almost certain that the entry barrier opening times are tied to the times at which the P&R is staffed. Extending the times would mean more staff costs.It's not academic to the council though, when they are deciding whether to extend the latest entry time or not. They have to weigh up the disadvantages of allowing late entry - cost, security, disturbance to those already there - against any benefit to Canterbury.