Overnight stays foe Camper Vans in your car parks

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Dear Dorset Council,
Can you please explain the Council's antipathy / vehicle apartheid toward Camper Vans using your car parks for overnight stays ?

Yours faithfully,

G K Jones

Freedom of Information, Dorset Council

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Elizabeth Murray, Dorset Council

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Good afternoon,


Thank you for your enquiry which has been passed to me by the Freedom Of
Information Team. I am the Project Manager for Parking Services and have
been asked to investigate and respond to your request.


Over the last few years there has been an increase in overnight sleeping
in car parks in the Dorset Council area. Overnight sleeping is not
permitted as car parks are not designed as campsites and do not have the
necessary facilities. Besides this there has been an increase in bbqs and
also chemical waste disposal into the sea, which causes a health & safety
issue for residents, visitors and for the environment. Although we are
aware that the majority of motorhome users are responsible, we have had to
implement these changes to protect the local area.


Dorset Council have been looking into provision for motorhome parking, we
are trying to provide the right balance of parking without taking business
away from local campsites. We have been in discussion with Campra to look
at solutions.


Kind regards



Elizabeth Murray (She/Her)
Strategic Parking Project Manager
Parking Services [1][IMG]
Dorset Council
[2]01305 221813


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