Motorhomes allowed in Guernsey campsites

Two campsites in Guernsey have been given permission to take bookings for motorhomes this summer.

The Environment Department said it wanted to take a more flexible approach and it has relaxed the restrictions on the vehicles.

The new rules mean campsite operators can ask for permission to use part of their land for motorhomes.

However, unlike in previous years there is no need for visitors to put in a separate application.

The Vaugrat and Fauxquets Valley campsites have both been allowed to have up to eight motorhomes on site for a two-year trial.

The department said during that period the environmental impact of the use of the campsites in this way would be properly assessed.

The permission applies to motorhomes not exceeding 6.9m (22ft) in length during the season, which runs from 1 March to 31 October, and the vehicles can only remain in the island for one month.

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