Could you launch a Motorhome Stopovers (Aire)?

Could you launch a Motorhome Stopovers (Aire)?
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Dumfries & Galloway council are doing some great work offering support and information to the local area to assist with the growing demand for staycation locations and driving sustainable tourism to the area.

Checkout how to get started by visiting their site that has lots of guides and resources for camping, caravans and motorhome services. For example a snippet from their guide on how to set up a motorhome aire site in Dumfries & Galloway:

'With a rise in the number of motorhomes coming to Dumfries and Galloway in recent years, there has been an increased interest in the provision of continental style “Aires”. Dumfries and Galloway Council recognises the demand from motorhome owners for small, simple and low-cost opportunities for short stopovers that can complement the full service offer available from Caravan and Camping sites. Motorhome Stopovers are also an opportunity to create a bit of extra income for community groups or private landowners.'

'A Motorhome Stopover is simply a car park or piece of land that is suitable for safely parking up to three motorhomes or caravans (more than three requires you to have a Caravan Site Licence). There is no need to provide toilets, grey and black water disposal, litter bins or showers as the caravan or motorhome will be self-sufficient and will organise waste disposal separately at designated sites. You can create a Stopover for up to three motorhomes without any need for planning permission or a licence. This temporary relaxation of planning control will continually be kept under review and in the first instance will remain in place until 31 December 2021 or the requirements for physical distancing have been removed.'

All under their slogan of 'Respect' - 'Protect' - 'Enjoy'


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Posted on 8/10/2021 12:26:41 PM