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New campervan and motorhome parking bays set to be introduced in Llanberis

Llanberis campervan parking

Some 26 motorhome and campervan parking bays have been given the go-ahead at Y Glyn in Llanberis, North Wales.

It follows a planning committee meeting earlier this week to address concerns about the sheer number of day-trippers, with reports of traffic gridlock at the height of the summer season.

There are currently no marked parking areas, bays, or specific footpaths, and the area is full of ‘dangerous’ potholes.

The committee discussed a full application for the rearrangement of the area, and to formalise the parking provision.

The current proposal would see car park area “No 1” developed to include nine parking bays for campervans and motorhomes, plus 52 car parking bays and three disabled bays.

Car park area “No 2” would see 13 bays for campervans and motorhomes, in addition to 57 car parking bays and one trailer parking bay.

Car park area “No 3” would get four bays for campervans and motorhomes, three car parking bays and two disabled parking bays.

Cllr Kim Jones said the situation at the site she said had been “concerning” and “a lot of pressure (had been) put on the council to do something about it”.

He added: “Cars are parked all over the place, there are potholes which appear often and are a danger.

“It is an area popular with motorhomes who park free of charge overnight, and currently the park budget is used to clear the site in the evenings.”

A statement in the plans from the town council read: “This council welcomes the effort to improve the facilities at Y Glyn.

“In the council’s view it is high time to improve this area in relation to the parking and the environment.

“We hope that this work will bring some order to the area, and that it will be respected by residents and visitors.

“The lake is an important resource in the area and we assume that no aspect of the development will affect the local nature, bearing in mind the SSSI status of the lake and its banks.”

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