New restrictions to stop motorhomes and campervans from parking overnight along Lytham St Annes promenade have been proposed.
The traffic regulation order would prevent ‘motorcaravans’ from waiting on the roadside along the promenade and on some adjoining roads between 6pm to 8am.
Lancashire County Council, as the upper-tier authority for the county, are responsible for implementing and enforcing on-street parking regulations in Fylde.
These new proposals emerged from discussions between Fylde Council and Lancashire County Council over concerns raised by Lytham St Annes residents and business owners.
Cllr Michelle Morris, Fylde Council’s Lead Member for Customer & Operational Services, said: “The majority of the motorhome visitors we receive in Fylde are perfect guests, and I would like to emphasise that they are still very welcome to stay overnight in the motorhome car park bays designated for this purpose.
“These new proposals would help keep the promenade and its environs in excellent condition for all while continuing to provide a place for motorhomes in Lytham St Annes.”
New provision for motorhome overnight parking was recently introduced in designated bays on Fairhaven Road Car Park as part of an 18-month trial, adding to the existing motorhome overnight parking bays available at the St Pauls Avenue, St Annes Swimming Pool, North Promenade, and North Beach Car Parks.
NEED TO KNOW: Motorhomes and campervans can stay overnight for up to 48hrs maximum and must be parked in a designated motorhome bay. Overnight motorhome parking (any time between 7pm and 9am the following day) in a standard bay is not permitted. A sluice unit for use by campers is provided approximate 500m North of St Annes Swimming Pool Car Park at North Promenade car park in the public WCs. 20 minutes free parking is provided in a designated bay beside the building and a £1 charge must be made for use of the facility. Currently no water supply is provided.
Cllr Cheryl Little and Cllr Susan Fazackerley, Carnegie Ward members who have fought long and hard as representatives of one of the areas most affected by the proliferation of motor homes parking for considerable periods of time on roadsides, welcome Lancashire County Council’s proposals for limitation of this activity.
She said: “We are very aware of the problems this has caused to our residents and hope the proposals will encourage motor home owners to use the increased facilities available at a very small cost in our sea front car parks.”
Members of the public may make representations or objections in writing before 9 November 2023.