Letter: Coach park should stay where it is

Limekiln Lane Car Park Bridlington is the site of the new coach park.
Picture by Paul Atkinson:
NBFP PA1715-4a
Limekiln Lane Car Park Bridlington is the site of the new coach park. Picture by Paul Atkinson: NBFP PA1715-4a

The Spa has already proved its worth. The new base for the RNLI is taking shape and blends well with the architecture in that area.

The south beach is as good as most and hopefully will develop as a base for beach volleyball nationally.

The slow but sure arrival of the Harbour Project, together with the town centre developments is designed to encourage more visitors.

At the start of that development is the existing coach park.

An attractive and much loved contrast is the north side.

Many visitors do not visit Bridlington for fun fairs and their accompanying commercialism.

They come to enjoy the peace and quiet of the cliff top as far as Sewerby Hall and in some cases beyond.

It is flat and has a good pathway for walkers, the elderly, and those in wheelchairs.

It is very attractive for dog walkers.

To place a coach park in Limekiln Lane would ruin the attractive balance that Bridlington currently enjoys.

This suggestion is ill founded and must have been made by someone who does not live in Bridlington.

Those of us who enjoy the tranquillity of the north side are quite rightly very angry at this suggestion.

Its location, the traffic and subsequent congestion would be horrendous!

Are they planning to direct buses along the front? Down Fortyfoot and Eighth Avenue?

Down Sewerby Road past a busy Headlands School? Down the already very busy Marton Road?

Whichever route, we can guarantee traffic congestion on a major scale, particularly with a narrow railway bridge archway to negotiate.

Have the residents on these routes been consulted?

Come on planners and councillors, you work for the people of Bridlington.

Listen to our response.

Leave the coach park where it is so that visitors can flow down the newly developed route to town and the sea front.

Tony Huntington and Mike Brown

Bridlington