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Layby overnight parking allowed ?
post Sun, 1 Oct 2017 - 09:47
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Some years ago I went to Cornwall and I very much remember as we got near to the "touristy" areas all the laybys had council signs saying NO OVERNIGHT PARKING ALLOWED and I think some bylaw quoted.

Now I'm sure I read some news report somewhere that someone had taken a council on over this as unlawful and won, anyone down there know if this is true, as SWMBO and me next year are thinking of doing a south coast tour in a motorhome, and to be able to occasionally stop in laybys overnight would be great.

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post Sun, 1 Oct 2017 - 09:47
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post Sun, 1 Oct 2017 - 12:06
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This was discussed in here quite recently. I recall GBBHOY (?) commenting. try a search and see if anything turns up
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post Sun, 1 Oct 2017 - 12:34
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The local authority said the signs were "advisory" and it had never made any efforts to enforce the message they carried.
The transport, environmental and community services committee voted 12 to eight on Thursday in favour of removing the notices.
Following the initial correspondence which had been received on the 3rd August 2009, Scotland TranServ has fully investigated the details of your correspondence and is pleased to report our findings which are noted below.

Since your initial correspondence has been received, a detailed investigation has taken place and I am pleased to confirm that the signs are not legally enforcable and act as a detterent to ensure the safety of the travelling public is not compromised with large numbers of traffic potentially leaving and entering onto the trunk road network.

I trust that I have been able to answer your query sufficiently, however if you have any further questions or wish to report any further information please contact me using the methods shown below.

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post Sun, 1 Oct 2017 - 12:35
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This might help although its a bit old:-

Since the layby is still part of the "Road" you might get nicked by the BIB if your motor home exceeds 3.5 tonnes unless it shows lights after dark.

I am toying with the idea of having a LWB Mercedes Sprinter converted but the age/cost ratio (my age/the project cost) leads me to the conclusion that king sized beds in 5* hotels might be cheaper in the short term.

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post Sun, 1 Oct 2017 - 21:21
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I was in a layby recently and overnight parking was prohibited by bylaws according to the sign.

Pretty sure it was on the way up north but that could have been anywhere between Glasgow and Inverness.
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