Masterplan goes on display

James Durham (senior planning policy officer) with Maureen Bell from Bridlington Civic Society and mayor Cllr Liam Dealtry
James Durham (senior planning policy officer) with Maureen Bell from Bridlington Civic Society and mayor Cllr Liam Dealtry

Extra traffic, the need for more health services and worries about spoiling the views were among the concerns expressed by residents as the public were given the chance to speak out on plans to build 1,500 new homes in Bridlington.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has printed its masterplan, a document outlining how it will tackle the town’s hosuing shortage.

John Foster and James Foster take a look at the plans. Pictures by Paul Atkinson

John Foster and James Foster take a look at the plans. Pictures by Paul Atkinson

It wants to build hundreds of houses north of the town, with a link road between Scarborough Road and Bempton Lane.

Plans went on display at North Bridlington Library in Martongate last Wednesday afternoon.

John Craig, forward planning, housing strategy and development manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Around 60 people attended the council’s 
drop-in session.

“The session provided an opportunity for local residents to see the proposals, ask any questions and provide feedback on the proposals to officers.

Chris Cole and Angela Foster look at the plans

Chris Cole and Angela Foster look at the plans

“Points raised by those in attendance included concerns about increased traffic, the need to improve infrastructure, such as doctors surgeries and the town’s hospital, how the new housing links in with other regeneration in the town and the need to protect views of Bridlington Priory and the bay.

“All of these points have been recorded and will be considered along with feedback received by email, letter or from the filled in consultation feedback forms and will help further shape the masterplan before it goes to Cabinet and Full Council for consideration.

“We would encourage anyone who would like to take part in the consultation to do so before the deadline of Monday, May 8.”