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New height restriction barrier at Shingle Bank

Published Thursday 20 August, 2020
Last updated on Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Residents and visitors to the popular Shingle Bank beach will now be able to park on the bank thanks to the installation of a height restriction barrier.

The new height restriction barrier will be installed at the bottom of the ramp leading to the shingle bank to ensure vehicles that are over 2.2 metres will not be permitted access.

The shingle bank provides access for those visiting the beach but has been misused over a number of years by people in camper vans and motor homes.

Cllr Tim Valentine, cabinet member for environment at the council, said:

“We are installing the new height restriction barrier on the Shingle Bank to ensure there is room for visitors of the beach to park safely.

“Those driving campervans and motor homes have previously misused the car park to stay for extended lengths of time instead of using the nearby holiday parks.

“This makes it harder for visitors and residents to park safely when visiting the beach, especially during the busier, warmer months.

“In addition to the height restriction barrier at the bottom of the shingle bank, we will also be installing two additional barriers on the entrances to the grassed areas opposite the shingle bank to control access and to prevent camper vans and motor homes from accessing these areas.

“We are proud of our beaches on the island and want everyone to be able to enjoy them once the lockdown control measures are eased.”

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