The Government is considering introducing camping rules in England and Wales that would ban camping on roadsides, as part of a raft of measures to tackle pollution, as well as increasing the number of people living in coastal areas.
The government is also considering restricting people to designated areas and setting up ‘no camping’ zones.
However, there are concerns about the impact of such measures on camping on the landscape.
In Wales, where camping is banned, the Government has committed to developing a code of practice that would require all landfills to meet the same standards.
Under a Welsh Government code of conduct, ‘no-camping’ zones will be defined to include any area where there is not a designated camping area.
Camping in a ‘no campsite’ zone would mean that anyone camping in a designated area would not be able to use their mobile phone, GPS, or other equipment in that area.