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Happy campers! Caravan travel to become easier in Jersey

Happy campers! Caravan travel to become easier in Jersey

Saturday 27 May 2023

Happy campers! Caravan travel to become easier in Jersey

Saturday 27 May 2023

Bringing a caravan to Jersey should become easier this summer, as a change in law means visitors won't need to register their vehicle before coming to Jersey

The move aims to cut "red tape" for tourists bringing a caravan, campervan or trailer tent to Jersey.

A change in planning law, which is to apply from Wednesday, means that instead of having to apply for a permit to bring their vehicle on the Island, they will be granted permission by default.

Environment Minister Jonathan Renouf said the existing rules, which mean that anyone bringing a caravan has to register for a permit before getting to Jersey, "seemed overly burdensome for those valued visitors wanting to enjoy a short visit to Jersey without getting caught in red tape".

What's the new system?

The changes will apply to visitors staying for up to 31 days.

However, the text of the new law does not affect the requirement to stay on a registered campsite or size restrictions for these vehicles.

Caravans, campervans, motorhomes, folding campers and trailer tents have to be under 2.3 meters wide, and they cannot be used as overnight accommodation unless they are parked on one of the Island's six designated campsites.

Under the changes, Jersey residents who want to buy a campervan to keep in the Island will still need a letter of authority from the Infrastructure and Environment Department, and visitors intending to stay for longer than 31 days will need to apply for permission.

You can find more information here.

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Posted by IanSmith97 on
The coast will be littered, mark my words. People will live in them. No? They do on their boats in the marina, although that’s not allowed either.
Posted by David Kingham on
That only took 70 years to approve, we are obviously keeping up with the rest of the western world
Posted by gary sefton on
About time common sense prevailed, jersey is part of the British isles and the authorities there treat British citizens like foreigners, what ever happened to free to roam existence. Having to book a campsite to stay on, travel across jersey in your campervan, but you have to go back across jersey to the same site to go to sleep ????. Surely booking into an alternative site is safer for everyone. What is the point of having a touring campervan or caravan and not be able to tour the island and stay at multiple sites... CRAZY RULE.
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