Moves to prevent overnight camping on roads in Newquay are out for consultation

  Posted: 22.10.19 at 11:42 by The Editor

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A move to address concerns from residents about people camping in vans and vehicles on Trenance Lane and Trevemper Road in Newquay are out for consultation until the end of the month.The proposed restrictions are designed to prevent overnight camping on Trenance Lane and Trevemper Road.  Campervans, motor homes and vans which have been adapted for sleeping will be prohibited from parking between midnight and 9am.Other vehicles which have not been adapted for sleeping in are not affected by the proposals.Parking on Trenance Lane has been a growing issue for a number of years with people camping up in their vans for long periods of time. This causes upset for local residents as well as taking up valuable car parking spaces for people visiting local amenities and businesses.  We’re also proposing to introduce a similar restriction on Trevemper Road so that the issue is not just moved to another location.Local Cornwall Councillor Olly Monk has been gathering the views of residents to identify a possible solution and now a formal consultation is being held so that all views can be taken into consideration before a decision on the best way forward is taken.Cllr Monk says “I welcome this proposal as a solution to address long standing concerns from residents regarding camping in vehicles.  I encourage people to respond to the consultation.”Residents in other areas of Newquay have already agreed a similar course of action and taken steps to discourage camper vans and overnight sleepers.  This proposal to introduce similar restrictions on Trenance Lane and Trevemper Road will, if supported, stop the practice in this area of Newquay too.Having previously been raised by the multi-agency Newquay Safe partnership the proposal has been backed by the Newquay & St Columb Community Network Panel who have agreed to fund the scheme, if it is adopted, as part of its Community Networks Highways Scheme.The consultation also asks for views on the proposal that the temporary 30mph speed limit introduced on the road outside of the new school at Nansledan is made permanent.In addition, School Keep Clear markings will be installed at the new school entrance to ensure that parked vehicles do not restrict the flow of traffic into the dedicated “drop off zone” within the school site.Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for transport Geoff Brown said: “We want to hear from residents how they feel about these proposals so please do make sure you take part in the consultation.”The consultation runs until 30 October.  To ensure your views are logged, please follow the link to the consultation. Story posted 22 October 2019

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