Masterplan goes on show

The view from Bempton Lane
The view from Bempton Lane

The masterplan, which outlines plans for almost 1,500 new houses in Bridlington, has gone on display to the public.

The document shows that a huge area, stretching from Scarborough Road to Airedale Drive off The Crayke, has been earmarked for development.

These fields will be turned into housing under the plans

These fields will be turned into housing under the plans

But a number of problems have already been identified, and there are no plans for extra facilities, other than a “neighbourhood centre” with a shop, post office and hairdressers.

Released on Monday, the masterplan points out that the sewer network, primary schools and existing roads cannot cope with the scale of the planned housing development.

Yorkshire Water says there is not enough capacity to deal with sewage and millions of pounds will have to be spent on improving road junctions.

The proposals suggest a link road would be built between Scarborough Road and Bempton Lane, with two new roundabouts costing an estimated £2.5million.

The junctions between Marton Road and Bempton Lane and Pinfold Lane will need to be upgraded, and the single track at the top of the Pinfold Lane is of “an inadequate standard”.

The masterplan is part of a scheme to develop Bridlington over the next decade. It states: “By 2029, Bridlington will have been the focus of most new development in the northern and coastal area of the East Riding.

“Its role as a premier East Coast resort will have been cemented and complemented by a stronger and more diverse economic base and range of tourism facilities.

“The town’s population will have grown and housing demand met through a combination of adapting the existing housing stock, re-using previously developed sites and greenfield sites in suitable locations.”

The report says that a development of 1,459 houses “will generate additional needs for everyday convenience items” but there is no mention of the need for extra health services, which many residents have flagged up on social media.

The public have six weeks to give their views on the masterplan, which can be downloaded from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website.

There will also be a drop-in session on Wednesday, April 12, from 2pm to 7pm, at Bridlington North Library.