New trailer park for Cambourne

A 55-PLOT trailer park is to be built in Cambourne to provide space for residents to store their boats and caravans. When completed, it is believed it will be one of the first trailer parks in the UK to be set up and run by a parish council. Cambourne pa

A 55-PLOT trailer park is to be built in Cambourne to provide space for residents to store their boats and caravans.

When completed, it is believed it will be one of the first trailer parks in the UK to be set up and run by a parish council.

Cambourne parish council clerk, John Vickery, said: "People have been asking for something like this for some time. Residents are not allowed to park their caravans, trailers or boats on their driveways or on the roads outside their houses. Some residents are having to leave their caravans and trailers in Norfolk and that isn't very convenient for them."

The site, which is being developed by Cambourne developers, MCA, will provide room for 50-55 plots, with one plot providing enough room for either one caravan or one boat. It will be a secure site with wire meshing around it, security lights and cctv cameras.

Planning permission has been approved and work has already started on the trailer park, which is hoped to be completed next to the Croweene Nursery in Great Cambourne by the end of the year. To be considerate to residents living nearby, the site will be open only during normal office hours.

Mr Vickery added: "It will look a lot tidier having all the caravans, boats and trailers in one place rather than parked on the streets. It is an innovative project. I believe we will be one of the first parish councils in the UK to set up and run a trailer park, which is quite exciting and we are looking forward to working with the developers on it."

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Although costing for the project isn't expected to be finalised until after the meeting of the Cambourne leisure and amenities committee on September 19, it is thought residents could pay up to £300 a year for one plot.

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