Long-term campers at one of Mount Maunganui's most iconic holiday spots fear they may lose their sites under significant changes put forward by the Tauranga City Council.

Forty-three people who hold campground sites at Mount Maunganui Beachside Holiday Park each year have received letters from Tauranga City Council about the proposed changes.

The letter, dated May 10, said the changes would affect the number and location of sites made available through the annual licences system.

Holders of such sites were colloquially known as "permanents" because many held the same sites for many years.


It is understood some people have held