Wirral Councillors are set to vote on proposals to introduce a permanent ban on overnight parking by camper vans at Kings Parade, New Brighton.
An ‘experimental’ restriction was introduced in July 2022, following complaints of anti-social behaviour including litter and camper van toilet cassettes being emptied on the Dips or at the beach.
Now, members of the Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee will be asked when they meet on 5 December to make the bank permanent.
Other parts of the seafront, away from residential property and the promenade, are available for camper vans to stay overnight, with a £20 charge levied by the Council.
Councillor Lesley Rennie said:
“Sadly, the inconsiderate actions of a minority of people have made these measures necessary.
“People who live nearby, or who visit the area, are fed up with this issue and, while last year’s experimental order was broadly welcomed, we have asked for confirmation that a permanent ban will now be properly enforced.
Her colleague, Councillor Ian Lewis added:
“Prior to this order, we managed to secure The Dips for extra protection as valued Local Green Space in the draft Local Plan, as well as a Public Space Protection Order to tackle some of the anti social behaviour we’ve witnessed.
“We would hope all members of the committee will recognise the value of The Dips to the wider Wallasey community.”
The report before councillors states: ‘In order to prevent obstructive parking practices and to better control waste management, an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order was imposed to introduce an overnight prohibition of parking for Motorcaravans on parts of Kings Parade, small sections of parking prohibitions (at all times) at junctions in the area and the implementation of paid for on-street parking bays on Coastal Drive.
‘This meant that those motorcaravans that chose to park on the highway were contained to specific areas and parking was better controlled. The parking bays were introduced on Coastal Drive and there are alternative routes available in the area for other traffic, such as Kings Parade.’