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Possibly, from a police point of view, as long as it does not cause an obstruction. When parking your caravan try and park it as considerately as possible for other residents in the street.

The caravan MUST be lit at night if it is parked on a road and comply with the other normal parking rules (the nearside must face the pavement so the rear lights are at the rear for approaching traffic).

Some Local Councils also take a strong line on the nuisance value of caravans and do, in some cases, take legal action. It is also worth checking with them before parking in the road.

See the website in related information to find your local authority.

There are sites where you can park caravans off the road, if you cannot park it on your premises.

These rules also apply to any similar trailer parked on a road.

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