Wicklow Councillor Says Wicklow Town Needs Campervan Site.

Councillor Paul O’Brien says the important role an Aires campervan site in Wicklow town would play in helping to tackle the lack of accommodation for visitors to the area.

Councillor Paul O’Brien says the important role an Aires campervan site in Wicklow town would play in helping to tackle the lack of accommodation for visitors to the area.The Labour party member raised the matter at the last Monday meeting of Wicklow Municipal District in March.In August of last year Cllr O’Brien and Cllr Gail Dunne proposed the installation of an Aires campervan site in the car park near the old station house at the Murrough.At the time, the two councillors suggested charging visitors €10 per night to stay in the park, with a maximum stay of three nights allowed. Facilities such as clean water and a place for visitors to empty their chemical toilets would also have to be installed.Cllr O’Brien wants the Local Authority to reconsider the proposals, especially with Wicklow town lacking a hotel.“There is a lack of accommodation in the town and it’s something we badly need. I think the Aires Park is something we can do. It got a very good response when myself and Cllr Dunne first proposed it.“We have had a lot pf people in touch who have camper vas and would love to visit Wicklow. They are mostly retired with a few bob in their pocket.“I’m just conscious that we lost last summer and Wexford are proceeding ahead with their plans, and with all respect to County Wexford, I don’t want them getting a head start on us.”Cllr Dunne said: “There are areas in the town that would facilitate an Aires Park and it would help create another avenue for people to stay in Wicklow when they are visiting the town.”

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