Residents support new seaside café

Artists impression of the proposed Park and Ride Caf� at Belvedere Parade. Inset, a map of the site
Artists impression of the proposed Park and Ride Caf� at Belvedere Parade. Inset, a map of the site

Plans for a new seaside café have been met with support by residents who think it’s “just the sort of development Bridlington needs”.

Developers hope the proposed Park and Ride Café at Belvedere Parade will become a “popular food and beverage destination”, that “positively contributes to the economy of the seaside town”.

If approved, the new café will be situated opposite the park and ride, which can accommodate more than 1,000 vehicles at any one time.

And there has been a good level of support for the project, with many Bridlington residents voicing their approval of the proposed café.

Stephen Bruines, of St John’s Avenue, commented: “As a regular visitor of the south bay area and a resident of Bridlington I consider this a forward thinking plan and proposal.

“In my opinion it is just the sort of development that Bridlington needs more of.”

He added: “Visitors to the regenerated park and ride will benefit from a new facility and upgraded customer experience.

Steve Bullard, of Southfields Drive, who also supports the application for a new café, added: “What a brilliant idea, the area badly needs an upmarket venue and it will enhance the south shore area.

“Being a caravan owner on the adjacent park for the last 14 years, I will welcome this proposal as it will be very 
convenient for socialising with family and friends.”

However Bridlington Civic Society has objected to the plans, because members don’t believe such a “large and expansive” structure is justified, due to the seasonal nature of visitor numbers.

The Civic Society also argued against on-site residential facilities for staff for security reasons, saying: “We are not aware that there is a problem with security in that area.”