Motorhome Parking in Suffolk.
The information is presented by local authority area.
Suffolk County Council; Park & Ride Page. FAQs page notes that "Due to the height barrier at the Martlesham site, motorhomes are only permitted at London Road.". The page also notes that a height barrier is to be installed at London Road in 2014 but the County Council stated on 4 February 2014 that the supervisor on site at London Road will be able to open the height barrier for legitimate customers.
Babergh District Council; Parking Page. A response from the council received on 18 November 2013 says that motorhome parking will depend on the size and weight of the vehicle but that Babergh Council has a web page for every car and lorry park the council operates, which details the type and number of spaces available. It is, however, unclear from the information published on the web site whether motorhome parking is allowed or not. The best advice that can be given is for drivers to check specifically with the council first before parking.
Forest Heath District Council. The council has now merged its web site with St Edmundsbury to form a single site providing information for both councils. Parking information is Here. See the Newmarket car parks page for details of where motorhomes can be parked.
Ipswich Borough Council; Parking Page. Statement October 2013: "We do not currently have bays that are suitable for motorhomes therefore we do not publish information relating to them. There are no plans at the moment to alter the legal Off Street Parking Order or the size of the parking bays to accommodate motorhomes as both will incur a significant cost. Should the situation change we will publish the details on our website." The best advice that can be given is for drivers to check specifically with the council first before parking.
Mid Suffolk District Council; Parking Page A response from the council received on 18 November 2013 says that motorhome parking will depend on the size and weight of the vehicle but that Mid Suffolk Council has a web page for every car and lorry park the council operates, which details the type and number of spaces available. It is, however, unclear from the information published on the web site whether motorhome parking is allowed or not. The best advice that can be given is for drivers to check specifically with the council first before parking.
St Edmundsbury Borough Council. The council has now merged its web site with Forest Heath to form a single site providing information for both councils. Parking information is Here. Details of Ram Meadow car park for motorhome parking are Here.
Newmarket Race Courses, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 0TF (Rowley Mile Course) and CB8 0XE (July Course). Statement 31 January 2014: "I can let you know that motorhomes are welcome to park at Newmarket Racecourses during our racedays and events. There aren't any height restrictions in place, and we have ample free parking. We have an area dedicated to coaches on a raceday, so depending on how big the motorhome is they may wish to guide them into this area. At Newmarket we do not have overnight camping facilities, so we wouldn't allow anyone to stay overnight. With regards to including motorhome parking on our website; there aren't any plans to add this in at the moment but I will pass on your comments.".
Suffolk Coastal District Council; Parking Page, shared page with Waveney Council. Suffolk Coastal used to have a motorhome parking page but that has gone in the merger. Details of where motorhomes can park were listed in the 2010 Parking Order Schedule accessible from Here but they may have been altered by further orders accessible from This Page. More information used to be provided on a Countryside car parks page but that, too, has been deleted during the merger.
New Orford Town Trust Parking Page. An enquiry resulted in the following response on 17 February 2016: "I discussed your email at a recent meeting of our Highways Committee, which is responsible for management of the Quay Street Car Park in Orford. The Committee doesnít have any plans to update the website with any information specifically aimed at motorhomes. However, the car park in Orford is large and would certainly be suitable for daytime motorhome parking outside the peak times in the summer - we donít allow any overnight stays in the car park. During the summer the car park does get rather busy and it might be more difficult to park a larger vehicle such as a motorhome.".
Snape Maltings, Near Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP17 1SR. Plenty of room for motorhomes provided it's not too busy.
Waveney District Council; Parking Page, shared page with Suffolk Coastal Council. The council accepts that to provide information with regard to Motorised Caravan Parking (and all parking issues) on the Councilís web site would be desirable, there are however no target dates for when this will be achieved (Stated 13 September 2013). Motorhomes used to be able to use Belvedere Road Car Park in Lowestoft and Quay North Car Park in Beccles; best advice is for people to check with the council first before parking.
Dunwich Parish Meeting. See note at the foot of the page about the Beach Car Park.
Lowestoft Maritime Museum, Sparrows Nest Gardens, Whapload Road, Lowestoft, NR32 1XG. Statement 13 February 2014: "Unfortunately the free car-park that we direct people to opposite the museum has a height restriction, so is not one we could recommend for motorhomes.".
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Last updated: 18 May 2017
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