Council moves to stop motorhomes cluttering streets following complaints
Jez Hemming, local democracy reporter
Motorhomes will have one less seaside avenue to settle in overnight after a council imposed parking restrictions.
Holidaymakers looking for a cheap overnight berth will not be able to park up on Gloddaeth Avenue, Llandudno, after Conwy council contractors painted single yellow lines down the length of the dual carriageway on Tuesday.
Locals said they had seen an increase in caravans and motorhomes parking along the unrestricted stretch of road since lockdown regulations eased.
With uncertainty over the future of adjacent Maelwgyn car park residents and business owners were alarmed to see workmen painting yellow lines along the avenue, but Conwy council moved to quickly reassure them cars would still be allowed to park there.
A council spokeswoman confirmed the restrictions actually came into force on August 4.
It comes after complaints motorhomes were parking up in various seaside parking zones in the north and leaving of effluent and rubbish in tourist areas since the relaxing of lockdown measures.
She said: “Motorhomes and caravans will not be allowed to park overnight on sections of Gloddaeth Street and Gloddaeth Avenue.
“We publicised these proposals on 8 October 2020 and did not receive any objections, so we continued to make the traffic order.
“We want to reassure you that these restrictions apply to caravans and motorhomes only, and will not prohibit other vehicles parking.”
It means within the zones marked by single yellow lines motorhomes and caravans will not be able to park betweem 11pm and 8am, stopping visitors making an impromtu pitch at the side of the roads.
It is one of a number of parking measures restrictions being imposed, along with double yellow lines around junctions with the north-western side of Gloddaeth Avenue at Great Ormes Road, Carroll Place, Salisbury Court and Salisbury Road.
On the south-eastern side there will be no parking at anytime around the junction with Manor Park.
On Gloddaeth Street on the north-western side there will be no parking at the junction with York Road.
On the south-eastern side of Gloddaeth Street no parking around the junction with Clifton Road and from a point 17 metres north-east of its junction with Chapel Street to a point 33 metres south-west of its junction with Garden Street.
Restrictions for motorhomes and caravans preventing them parking on Gloddaeth Avenue between 11pm and 8am are as follows:
North western side:
1. From a point 15 metres north-east of its junction with Great Ormes Road to a point 10 metres south-west of its junction with Carroll Place.
2. From a point 10 metres north-east of its junction with Carroll Place to a point 10 metres south-west of its junction with Salisbury Court.
3. From a point 10 metres north-east of its junction with Salisbury Court to a point 10 metres south-west of its junction with Salisbury Road.
South eastern side;
1. From a point 11 metres north-east of its junction with Great Ormes Road to a point 10 metres south-west of the access road to Manor Park.
2. From a point 10 metres north-east of the access road to Manor Park to a point 30 metres south-west of its junction with The Oval.
3. From a point 30 metres north-east of its junction with The Oval for a distance of 7 metres in a northeasterly direction.
4. From a point 56 metres north-east of the Oval to a point 143 metres south west of its junction with Maelgwyn Road.