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Overnight parking charges to be introduced at more Fife beauty spots

Councillors are set to consider charging campervans and motorhomes to park overnight at several Fife beauty spots.

Controlled overnight parking for motorhomes is already in place at 10 Fife locations.

Those are East Lomond, Craigmead. Birnie Loch, Wormit Bay, Glenvale, Limekilns, Kingsbarns, Elie Ruby Bay, Pittenweem and Aberdour Silver Sands.

But members of Fife Council’s environment committee will be asked to approve five more when they meet next week.

Officers have suggested Leven Promenade, Pettycur Bay, St Andrews East Sands, Burntisland and Tayport.

Fife Coast and Countryside Trust staff will patrol locations included in the scheme to monitor vehicle numbers.

Some motorhomes will be directed to alternative sites at peak times.

Adding five extra sites brings the total number of official campervan and motorhome parking spaces to 88, up from the current 51.

And the trust hopes to have 150 bays in place by next year.

The standard overnight parking charge is £10 per campervan, and £1 for all day parking.

Stays of two hours or less are free and disabled users are exempt from charges.

The money made will be reinvested into the facilities on offer, reports suggest.

Work to control the number of campervans and motorhomes using the region’s car parks began in 2020.

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1 comment

Paul Kerr January 26, 2024 at 7:42 am

Well done Fife Council, really pleased to hear a local authority take e a-positive and balanced approach to encouraging year round local tourism that supports local businesses and provides sensible amenities for campervanners and motorhomers. Commendable.

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