Is there? Why aren't the private sector falling over themselves to reap the potential profits then? That they do not indicates that profit potential is low so that leaves local authorities as the only viable providers. Local authorities will only spend their taxpayers' money, though, if they can be shown that doing so will bring a positive benefit to the area.i realy dont see why more councils dont use there car parks for overnighting huge demand out there
It depends on the circumstances of the individual car park. Some are built to cope only with vehicles up to 2 tonnes and might not stand up to regular heavier traffic. Depending on how the traffic order was drafted in the first place the amendments needed could be minor or extensive. In some cases change of planning consent would be required with all the public consultation which that entails. Some car parks (as we found with Guisborough for instance) may be in areas where motorhome owners don't want to go, so any expenditure would be wasted. Etc, etc............I'm not so sure about the authorities having to spend extra £'s for overnight parking
Apart from the amendment to the signs, I would have thought that the only other detail required, would be to open the height barrier for access
And there you have the answer Graham..Yes GJH thats the only way. I live in this area and have been in dialogue with the local authority about this over the last couple of years
i realy dont see why more councils dont use there car parks for overnighting huge demand out there
Not a fair comparison, Graham, as I know you know. There can be a huge demand for motorhome parking, but not at a price that will repay the investment needed from parking fees alone.Is there? Why aren't the private sector falling over themselves to reap the potential profits then? That they do not indicates that profit potential is low so that leaves local authorities as the only viable providers. Local authorities will only spend their taxpayers' money, though, if they can be shown that doing so will bring a positive benefit to the area.
As I keep saying, if anyone can identify a car park where its use for overnighting would be viable then contact the council which owns it and open discussions with them. Until people actually make a proper case then aires will not happen in the UK.
I absolutely agree - but somebody has to provide the evidence that there will be that overall benefit.The local authority can look at the wider picture - if the tourism revenue into an area increases overall, there is a benefit to the area.
If you can find a way to shorten the process, John, you will have my full support. Councils, though, are bound to work within the law and that means that a couple of months is unrealistic - especially where public consultation is required.These issues and others of a similar nature SHOULD be able to be fully sorted out in a couple of months at the very most.. Instead, the councils will employ people to examine the various aspects who in turn will emply others to see over other possible issues..
Yes and, in addition, each council prepares an annual parking report and many review provision regularly.You have to bear in mind that councils tend to set their car park charges etc once a year and then has to be published in the local press.
That's the way I read it as well. Whether (as a privately owned car park) it has a caravan site licence or whether it is just operating without one is not clear.Saw this on Fistral Beach Newquay. I had to read it a few times but my interpretation is that Motorhomers can stay and sleep overnight but motorists may not.
But Torridge doesn't have the long standing planning restriction which Scarborough has Roger. As posted many times, Scarborough members and officers were all for allowing overnighting in car parks until the implications of the restriction became apparent.TORRIDGE 1 SCARBOROUGH 0