Exmouth seafront campervans benefit economy, club says

PUBLISHED: 09:30 22 June 2017

Campervans along Queen's Drive, Exmouth.

Campervans along Queen's Drive, Exmouth.

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Campervan drivers parking on Exmouth seafront will bring benefits to the town, but must abide by the law, the Caravan and Motorhome Club has said.

Exmouth Town Council has set up a working party to look at the issue of campervans parking along Queen’s Drive and in residential areas, prompting complaints, including reports of waste water being dumped in street drains.

A club spokesperson said: “Caravans and motorhomes are bound by the same highway laws as any other motorist when it comes to parking.

“It is illegal to dump waste in roadside drains and all of our Caravan and Motorhome Club sites have dedicated disposal points for waste.”

The spokesperson disputed suggestions that campervans would not benefit the town’s economy due to owners bringing supplies.

“Caravan and motorhome users make a significant contribution to the economy; our latest figures show they currently spend over £420million per year in rural tourism economies.”

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