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The Traffic Regulation Order prohibiting motor caravans from parking on Exmouth seafront, and overnight on certain other roads is due to be introduced on 2nd July
Devon County Council's East Devon Highways and Traffic Orders Committee debated a proposed Traffic Regulation Order on Thursday, 19th April, 2018
The meeting resolved that approval be given to make and seal the Traffic Order as advertised.
The Order will introduce a prohibition of motor caravans between 8pm and 8am along sections of Imperial Road, Queens Drive (spur road to Orcombe Point) and Maer Road; 24-hour restriction on Motor Caravans along sections of Queens Drive; and Pay and Display with No Waiting at Any Time along sections of Maer Road.
The Report including details of the TRO, can be seen here (4Mb PDF)
Alongside Devon County Councils proposals, East Devon District Council has advertised amendments to the off-street parking places, which will have the effect of allowing Motor Caravans to park overnight in the following long stay car parks within Exmouth:
(1) Imperial Road Recreation Ground
(2) Maer Road
(3) Queens Drive Echelon
In 2017 Exmouth Town Council raised concerns at the number of motor caravans using the seafront for extended stays and requested that a working group be formed to look at measures to address local concerns. Devon County Council was asked to attend a Campervan Task and Finish Forum in conjunction with the Town Council and East Devon District Council to review how parking for campervans could be best managed.
On 7 August 2017, Exmouth Town Council agreed that an holistic approach between Devon County Council and East Devon District Council should be taken to ensure that suitable provision is provided for motorists visiting Exmouth seafront in campervans, whilst discouraging long term on street parking.