A set of proposed new restrictions aims to stop motorhomes parking overnight along Lytham St Annes promenade.
The new traffic regulation order would prevent motor caravans from waiting on the roadside along the promenade and on some adjoining roads between 6pm and 8am, as well as introducing other parking amendments to address concerns raised by residents.
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. For more details, including maximum vehicle lengths permitted at each car park, please visit the Fylde Council website: https://new.fylde.gov.uk/resident/parking/motorhomes-coaches-and-other-vehicles/
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. Cllr Fazackerley 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. For details of the draft order and its associated documents, including the exact locations to which the order would apply, please visit the Lancashire County Council website: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/roads-parking-and-travel/roads/roadworks-and-traffic-regulation-orders/permanent/
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