A proposal to create parking spaces on a Suffolk seafront road at the centre of a camper van row is being mooted by a local political party.

The Felixstowe branch of the Labour Party is proposing to reallocate parking spaces along Undercliff Road East by marking out bays according to car size, while also providing disabled spaces and bays suitable for larger vehicles.

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However, in a statement on Facebook, the group said the intention was to keep the road free of charge for parking.

As the EADT reported in August, concerns have been raised about camper vans and motorhomes parking along the road causing congestion, with motorists taking advantage of the absence of restrictions to sleep overnight and breakfast on the prom.

Other complaints included a lack of space for pedestrians to get through between vehicles and people putting tables and chairs on the promenade.

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Suffolk County Council's Highways team is currently assessing the cost and practicalities of three options for dealing with the situation, including a size restriction on vehicles on the road, time limits on parking during the day and a ban on parking overnight.

Once this assessment has been completed, the information will then be reported to Felixstowe Town Council, which will decide which option to pursue.

Of its proposals, the Labour Group said: "We consider this a measured 'light touch' approach to reduce the number of large vehicles and assist access for residents and visitors."

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The political grouping, which currently has eight councillors split over Felixstowe Town Council and East Suffolk Council, is holding a consultation on its proposals and is seeking the views of the public.

The road was featured on the camping app Park4Night, where users described the location as an 'absolute Gem' and cited the benefits of it being free of charge and next to the beach.

However, the page has since been removed.

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