Decision day for Bridlington’s multi-million pound regeneration plans

An early artist's impression of what the Gypsey Race area may look like after the planned development.

An early artist's impression of what the Gypsey Race area may look like after the planned development.

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THE REPORT assessing regeneration plans which would transform parts of Bridlington’s town centre is set to be published next week.

The conclusions of planning inspector Sian Worden’s report into the town centre Area Action Plan (AAP), produced by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Bridlington Renaissance Team, are set to be published on Monday.

Ms Worden held a second public hearing into the AAP after saying she had ‘significant concerns’ over the masterplan following the first public hearing, held in December last year, ended in stalemate.

She has now produced a report on her findings, which has already been sent to the council to be fact checked. Once this process is complete, the report will be made available to the public.

Ms Worden can rule that the plan is sound, or suggest changes that would need to be made for the AAP to go forward to the planning stage.

The AAP sets out the council’s vision to rebalance the town’s economy and provide growth and jobs by creating a new retail sector and eventually, a marina.

It has been criticised by Bridlington Town Council and the Bridlington Harbour Commissioners – with the Commissioners especially worried how the development would affect the operation of the harbour.

l See next week’s Free Press for full coverage of the inspector’s decision, and get involved now by letting us know your opinion. Is the Area Action Plan right for the town? What would you like to see happen? Are you anxious for regeneration to get underway?

Send us your views by email to newsdesk@bridlingtonfreepress.co.uk, leave us a message on the Free Press Facebook page, or tweet @BridFreePress or @MBrownFreePress.

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