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Overnight parking charge to be introduced at the Dips in New Brighton

24 June 2022
A map of new parking charges on Coastal Drive in New Brighton

A new, Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) comes into force in New Brighton next month that will introduce a charge for parking a vehicle overnight on a stretch of Coastal Drive, adjacent to the Dips.

The same order will also extend the area that prohibits motor caravans from parking next to the Dips, meaning that the only option for motorhomes and camper vans to legally park overnight in the area is to pay the new £20 parking charge.

The experimental TRO comes into force from Friday 8 July 2022 and the time period in which people will have to pay to park their vehicles is between 10pm and 8am daily. At other times, it will be free.

The order will be in place for 18 months initially and because it is an ETRO it can be kept under review to gauge its effectiveness at managing issues caused by visitors staying overnight in their vehicles on the public highway in New Brighton.

In the meantime, the council will continue to investigate the viability of providing a dedicated, serviced site in the area for touring vehicles.