The failure of Mayo County Council to develop a policy plan and facilities around the accommodation of campervans throughout the county is disappointing and frustrating, according to Westport Fine Gael councillor Peter Flynn.
The councillor raised the matter again at a recent Special Policy Committee Meeting of the authority on Tourism. He says that throughout the present pandemic there has been a steady rise in people opting to holiday in campervans, and Mayo is proving a popular location, yet we have failed to put in place appropriate facilities to deal with the influx.
For some time the councillor has sought the development of Airs facilities in the county in strategic locations. Airs are stopovers for motorhomes/campervans available internationally in most public parking areas and some private land where motorhome and campervan users can stop overnight for a small fee and have the relevant facilities in place.
However, councillor Flynn says 2021 is almost gone and despite discussion there is nothing achieved in terms of providing any such facilities in county Mayo.
The councillor spoke to Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley about the lack of progress on the issue...