parking bid rejected by Burnham-On-Sea town councillors
in Burnham-On-Sea have this week given a 'thumbs down' to a request
for overnight parking by motorhome owners in the town's car parks.
Motor Carvanners Club has written to Sedgemoor District Council
asking for the rules to be relaxed to allow overnight parking
by motorhome users in Burnham's Pier Street Car Park.
car park has some excellent motorhome parking spots which with
adequate regulation could be extended to allow overnight parking,"
the club's Trevor Scantlebury said. "This would be a boon
during the summer months, allowing motorhome users to spend money
without worrying of finding late night parking."
town councillors have expressed concerns about increased night-time
noise for nearby residents, a lack of facilities and competition
with existing caravan parks.
Louise Parkin told the council's latest meeting: "We have
numerous good caravan parks in the Burnham area that provide overnight
motorhome parking. They continuously invest in their facilities
and it would be absolutely wrong for us as a council to set ourselves
up to compete with them."
Peter Burridge-Clayton agreed and added: "Car parks like
the one in Pier Street also do not have the same overnight facilities
as caravan parks to cater for motor home users. Toilets, showers
and waste facilities would be needed."
Town Council decided to inform Sedgemoor District Council that
it would not support the proposals.