Motorhome Parking in Cambridgeshire.
The information is presented by local authority area.
Cambridgeshire County Council; Parking Page. No information for motorhome parking; Park & Ride Page. Includes specific motorhome information - use Trumpington.
Cambridge City Council; Parking Page. Height and bay size restrictions (given on the page for each car park) preclude motorhome parking in off street car parks; use Trumpington P&R (see above).
Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust, Milton Country Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB24 6AZ. An enquiry regarding motorhome parking was sent on 17 November 2015 but no reply has been received.
East Cambridgeshire Council; Parking Page; Ely Parking Page. Pages for individual car parks contain details of where motorhomes can be parked.
Fenland District Council; Parking Page. The council's car parks are generally small and focus on provision for town centre shopping and business visitors. It is generally not possible for such motorhomes to park due to difficulties in manoeuvring for these type of large vehicle. TROs preclude use by larger vehicles by maximum weight/size. The council is looking to update car park information and will consider adding further information relating to motor homes or making the parking places orders/bylaws more accessible to allow the drivers of such vehicles to make informed decisions (Stated 10 September 2013).
Huntingdonshire District Council; Parking Page. The Parking Order schedules define where motorhomes (Self-propelled caravans) may be parked. The schedules are no longer published on the council's web site but the following information was supplied in response to an enquiry on 10th December 2007:
The Charged Car Parking Order which covers all the charged car parks in the town centres states:
Where parking bays are provided then the driver of a vehicle shall park the vehicle properly in the marked parking bay and not in such a position as to cause an obstruction.
Classes of Vehicles (allowed): (i) Motor cars within the provisions of Section 136(2)(a) of the Act; (ii) Motor cycles as defined in Section 136(4) of the Act; (iii) Motor vehicles constructed or adapted for use for the conveyance of goods or burden the unladen weight of which does not exceed 3.5 tonnes; (iv) Invalid carriages as defined in Section 136(5) of the Act; (v) Self propelled caravans as defined in Regulation 3(2) of the Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986.
So, the Order allows Motor Homes but states that they must fit within the marked bays. The bays are generally 5 metres by 2.5 metres. There are no large bays marked in the town centre car parks
For free cars parks, the class of vehicles is slightly different: Classes of vehicles: (a) Motor cars within the provisions of Section 136(2) (a) of the Act of 1984; (b) Motor cycles as defined in Section 136 (4) of the Act of 1984; (c) Motor vehicles constructed or adapted for use for the conveyance of goods or burden the unladen weight of which does not exceed one tonne; (d) Invalid carriages as defined in Section 136 (5) of the Act of 1984; (e) Caravans as defined in Section 26 (13) of the Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1978 which do not exceed four metres in length
The Order also states: No person shall use any part of a parking place or any vehicle left in a parking place or anything towed by a vehicle: (a) for residing or sleeping or camping or cooking
As of 17 November 2015 the council has no plans to publish specific motor home parking information on the web site in the future. However, the council is happy for individuals to contact the Call Centre on 01480 388388 to discuss their requirements and avoid any misinterpretation of the Parking Orders.
Huntingdon Race Course. An enquiry regarding motorhome parking was sent on 28 January 2014.
Peterborough City Council; Parking Page. The majority of Council Car Parks are not suitable for motorhomes as the entrances have height restriction barriers that will prevent access. The only exception is Brook Street Car Park which is accessible, however, the use of a vehicle for accommodation, camping, eating or cooking etc. is prohibited by a Council legal order. (Stated 24 September 2013). See the note on the Car Park Locations Page.
Flag Fen, The Droveway, Northey Road, Peterborough , PE6 7QJ. A response to an enquiry regarding motorhome parking was received on 25 November 2015 "At Flag Fen we do not have a height restriction barrier so motorhomes could park at Flag Fen while they visit the site.".
South Cambridgeshire District Council; Home Page. The council doesn’t have any plans to publish information about parking that is suitable for motorhomes as it does not operate any parking facilities itself, and it does not hold information about other facilities that may be available throughout the district. The Council does own the freehold to four sites that are currently used for parking but the leaseholders of the sites would have to be contacted in order to find out the current viability of the sites to accommodate motorhomes. There is a website that holds information on the public car parks in the District - www.carparks4u.com, and this includes the name of the organisation who manages each site. (Stated 4 September 2013).
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Last updated: 25 November 2015
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